Nice to see that Laoag's management has finally seen fit to order a batch
of bags with its own logo, rather than that of China Southern.
When I get a new bag, I carefully (nay, eagerly) examine it for those
little design details that make baggery such a worthwhile waste of time. I
check the logo, gaze at the choice of typeface and colour, flip the bag
over, eye the base, and open up the gusset to see if there's anything hidden
But what's this? The gusset doesn't spring open? I suspect a wad of
chewing gum left by an inconsiderate non-collector. No, it's both gussets...
Hold this bag up to the light, and you see a wire tab concealed in the top
of each gusset - all the better to seal the bag after use. But someone has
been rather over-generous with the glue: they've sealed the gussets closed,
reducing the size of the aperture and trimming the maximum capacity of the
Passengers are faced with an unenviable choice: puke into the half-closed
bag, and risk spillage during violent retches. Or pull the gussets open, and
risk ripping the bag and spilling the entire contents.
Thanks to Thorsten Hecht. (2005)