Her hair is all sorts of tangled and is subject to feverish movement when the birds nesting in it want to spread their wings. Her face is hidden under a scarf, and her dress drapes over her shoulder. Her tablecloth cape drags an empty aluminum can behind her. And her feet are in mismatched sneakers. The Bag Lady.
She is relative to the infamous Can Man…the one going through your trash and singing, “Glory, Glory, Hallelujah!”But the Bag Lady has a sense of class that the Can Man can never acquire. While her three wheeled shopping cart is filled with the same scavenged cans as the Can Man’s; the Bag Lady has taken it a step farther. The Bag Lady has bagged her cans.
While the Can Man has actually found more cans than the Bag Lady, the semi-crushed ones have been falling between the shopping carts rusty cracks the entire time. Smart Bag Lady, realizing this, quickly whips out her promotional Straight Jacket Travel Golf Bag. Its handy wheels glide along side the shopping cart as she picks the fallen cans off of the ground and tosses them into the custom imprinted golf bag. Once it is full she reached for her promotional shoe bag. With easy to unzip access into multiple compartments, the Bag Lady quickly fills the shoe bag and reaches for a few promotional Ipod holders and cases. She quickly realizes the can cannot fit cans inside such a small bag and reaches back again to pull out a custom imprinted tote bag.
The Can Man continues up the block still not realizing the escaping cans. As he hits a slight incline up, he starts into a roaring version of “When the Saints go Marching in,” and is deaf to the cans that begin falling out of the back of his shopping cart. This time the cans fall more rapidly and roll down the hill like Sonic the hedgehog. But Bag Lady is ready for them. She stretches open a promotional garment carrier and the cans roll into the long zippered bag as it dangles from the handle bars by it’s metal hook.
Only feet away from the supermarket, the Bag Lady begins to catch her breath just as the Can Man looks back into his shopping cart. Realizing that he has lost a significant amount of cans, he screams and rocks his cart back and forth. The cans bounce against each other and six empty Buds fling up into the sky. Without a moment to spare, the Bag Lady rips open her favorite custom imprinted eco-friendly tote bag and gawks as the cans drop inside of it.
The Can Man stops hitting the shopping cart, continues singing, and returns his cans for $4.65. The Bag Lady takes her time emptying out her promotional bags and receives a receipt for $18.95. That could buy her a brand new pair of sneaks! Congratulations Bag Lady. You are my custom imprinted bag superstar.
Bag Lady has since bought a new pair of shoes and a hot new makeover. She's currently really into under $1 promotional bags. Nice and thrifty.