Each morning on my drive into work I listen to one of the local radio shows. Last week they had some time off. When they returned they told tales of their vacations. Mercedes, the female voice of the duo, went to New York with her family. She shares that it's become tradition that every NY trip she buys a new purse. This trip was no different, but rather than making a day of shopping they stopped at the store after the Yankees game. Still in game attire, they weren't treated with the best customer service. In fact, they were ignored until her husband commented and pointed to a bag that she already had. That perked up the staff's attention and finally they were assisted.
She chose a purse, and asked to have it shipped. When she got back to her hotel she had buyer's remorse and called to have the transaction cancelled - why reward a snooty staff with a large purchase? As she told this story, the male counterpart on the show worked to pry the cost of the bag from her. She refused, claiming she was embarrased. But later, admitted it was more than $2000. She plans to purchase this purse with her regular purse lady, that had since changed stores.
$2000 on a purse?! Do you know what kind a trip I could take with that kinda money? I was completely shocked. It's hard enough to believe that designers would ask that much, but for people to actually pay it?! Wow. Celebs, and the rich ok... Spending is relative. But geez. I was completely blown away. I listened to Playboy radio (I miss it terribly, btw) daily for a couple years, and I heard all sorts of weird, wild and crazy things but not one story or caller shocked me the way spending $2000+ on purse did.
I'm still flabbergasted. It seriously does not compute. My purse cannot cost more than I can regularly carry inside it. I don't think I've ever spent more than twenty bucks on a purse. I realize I'm pretty cheap, and way under the average, but still--$2000 is just plain nutty. Mine is on the ground half the time. If you carry around a purse that costs thousands what to you do with it while you eat at a restaurant?
What makes this whole story even crazier is that her husband supports this purchase. He encouraged it. This must be fiction, it can't possibly be true. Can it?