Saturday, November 15, 2008

Overheard: Sorry, We Don't Sell Maps

A customer of mine the other day had a very interesting change purse. It was a small leather pouch. When you opened it, the part that folded became a leather dish, and you could pour the coins into it. I remarked to the customer what a clever idea I thought it was.

He responded: "It's European or something. I got it in Japan."

Alas, I didn't have the heart to tell him that Japan wasn't located in Europe. Perhaps a folding world map might have been a better investment than a folding coin purse.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I believe Levenger sells them here too

joe said...

I haven't thought about this for years, but when I was a kid I received something like that as a souvenir from Poland. Or was it Cambodia... or something? Somewhere near there.

Actually, it was a very cool change purse. I wonder where it ended up.