What is it about Rucksacks? I've been surprised to see so many people in the street wearing rucksacks on their backs (about 80%) and I can but wonder what they use them for?
Rucksacks used to be the preserve of highland walkers, campers, polar explorers, etc. These days I'm not quite sure what they're for, or why they seem to be so popular.
Firstly, they are ugly. They cannot possibly compare to a quality leather briefcase, if required for carrying office papers.
The one time I properly worked in an office, the only things I carried from train to desk was a pink newspaper and a brolly. There was no need to carry a sleeping bag, tent, or whatever else these people take around with them.
Women. Lots of make-up, hairbrushes, curlers, chocolates, gin, loo roll, hat, spare shoes, Hello magazine, small pack of Kleenex, and wallet containing various fitness club membership cards.
Men: Rolled-up Mackintosh, trainers, wind-up torch, Swiss army knife, miniature tool kit, string, mints, tiny Teddy Bear (a gift from a girlfriend), Brute deodorant spray, and chewing gum.
However, I do have my suspicions. Looking at the state of many local buildings, I imagine that most rucksacks contain a comprehensive selection of coloured paint spray cans. For home use only; of course!