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Hollie
07-21-2012, 07:37 PM
I went to the Woodland Park Zoo with my family today. My husband has a couple weeks off work and we're taking a "staycation" and hitting some Seattle tourist spots.

Here's my Plum Side Effect:

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When we sat down at some picnic tables, a family sat down at an adjoining table, and the dad was wearing a LCB (looked like he had all his camera equipment in there). I said to my husband, "Hey! That guy has a Tom Bihn bag!"

My husband asked where, and I pointed at the guy surreptitiously and said, "He has the Cocoa/Wasabi Large Cafe Bag with the Absolute strap," at which point my husband burst out laughing and called me a Bag Geek. :)

Later, in the gift shop, there was a woman two steps away with an ID. When I walked out, she was standing in the sun, and I said, "Hi, I like your Tom Bihn bag!", and she looked confused for a split second and then looked down at her bag and touched her hand against it said, "I LOVE this thing! It's holds everything!"

We talked for a few minutes and it turns out she also had the same Tilley hat I was wearing, so we joked we shopped in the same circles. Meeting nice people through shared bag geekery: just another happy feature of Tom Bihn bags.

Katy
07-25-2012, 10:30 AM
Wow! That sounds like a fun afternoon! I always feel so shy about talking to people when I see they have a Tom Bihn Bag out in public!

Did you stop by the rose garden?

Lani
07-25-2012, 10:43 AM
"He has the Cocoa/Wasabi Large Cafe Bag with the Absolute strap,"

I absolutely LOVE this level of TB geekery!!!!!

Hollie
07-25-2012, 05:49 PM
I'm an only child who moved around a lot as a child, so I got pretty used to talking to strangers! That said, I don't approach everyone; the guy with the cocoa/wasabi bag looked like he was concentrating pretty hard on dealing with his kids and getting his table set up, and I didn't feel right bothering him. The lady with the ID, however, seemed laid back and was making friendly eye contact with people around her, so I felt comfortable enough to strike up a conversation. :)

We didn't stop by the rose garden, but I wish we had! We had planned to, but then we were just too wiped out. We made a solemn oath to each other that we would all come back before summer was over. It looks gorgeous in there!

Hollie
07-25-2012, 05:53 PM
I absolutely LOVE this level of TB geekery!!!!!

Hee hee! I'm such a dork when it comes to TB bags! A week ago I was reading that thread about "you know you're a Tom Bihn fan when...", and I saw the one about how you use this link:

Laptop Bags, Backpacks, Messenger Bags, Briefcases and Accessories made by: TOM BIHN (http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/CTGY/TBP)

...and it will show you ALL Tom Bihn products. Now I have that bookmarked! I've used it so many times. Every time I sense the slightest need that I suspect could be filled by a TB product, I go have a look....

dorayme
07-25-2012, 11:16 PM
There's something special about seeing a TB bag in the wild. Getting to have a conversation with the owner about TB bags would be a real treat!

Hollie
07-26-2012, 12:55 AM
There's something special about seeing a TB bag in the wild. Getting to have a conversation with the owner about TB bags would be a real treat!

I admit I've started looking at the bags people are carrying, curious if there is a conversation waiting to happen. :)