Monday, November 23, 2009

Why is everyone laughing at me???

I got a bunch of snickers at Trader Joe's,

I wondered did I spill on my shirt, do my pants have holes?

Come to find out, from one old hag

Everyone was laughing at my homemade bag

Now I know how Miss Dolly Parton felt in her "Coat of Many Colors". My bag, while not the best job of sewing, I admit, is practical, upcycled from a pair of jeans the Martin simply tossed in the trash. So let them laugh. I hope they get stuck in their lotus positions in yoga class.

UPDATE 11/24- The clerk at Eat Local really liked my bag- he was amazed how much stuff it held! and that it had pockets!


Farmer's Daughter said...

Love, love, love Dolly!

Condo Blues said...

Did they really laugh at your bag or was that so you could make a nice poem. I hope it was for the sake of poetry. The clerks at my Trader Joe's usually make nice comments when I hand them one of the rice bags I turned into a large tote bag.

If they did really laugh at you, tell them too bag, your tote still qualifies you for their monthly drawing and make them give you a ticket for it :)

Robj98168 said...

Farmer's Daughter-Yup dolly is cool- my favorite dolly song

CB- Not the clerks- the customers! At least I brought a bag.

Fleecenik Farm said...

The nerve! ugh..nothing drives me crazy than chic green. There is an element of trendy consumerism that requires you to spend and incredible amount of money for a fair trade organic cotton towel. Instead of teaching the good old fashion value of "use it up, wear it out, make do, do without"

It is a very nice bag. Because it was homemade and does the job! You saved a pair of pants from finding itself in a landfill and you didn't have to buy a trendy "green" bag.

Good for you!

The Raven said...

I hope they were laughing with delight at your very clever creation! I used to carry my books in something very similar which my mother made. Now I've got to try it! This is totally going to be the next trend, my friend.