Posted on July 30, 2012 by Mikael Daez
We all have items that we cherish a little bit more than everything else. Some people would say that they can never live without their iPhone because of how easier their lives become when they have it. Others would have some sort of loyalty to their belongings simply because they've grown so accustomed to it. Think about the early 2000s when it was so difficult to buy a phone that wasn't a Nokia
. And then, there are those who are linked to their items by sentiment. It could be a watch that was given by a girlfriend or an object that is directly linked to a strong memory.
Obviously, this item has a lot of value for me. Unfortunately, sentiment can never beat function. After over a decade of wear and tear, the wallet is really falling apart. I can barely keep my bills and cards
in it without them sliding out without me noticing (BIG problem). In effect, I had to think about how I was going to handle my dilemma. I didn't want to let go of my Dad's wallet, an item that keeps him close to me, something that I feel keeps a connection with him but I also can't afford to lose my money, credit cards and IDs every single day!
Eventually, I came to a conclusion to buy a new wallet (that was pretty obvious huh?). But not just any wallet, I decided to buy the exact same kind! Thankfully, after doing my research, that particular wallet is part of Mont Blanc's classic collection, which means they always have it in stock. It'll, hopefully, never cease production. Luckily for me, I stumbled into a Mont Blanc shop and hastily bought the wallet!
Here are a few notes from that little shopping experience:
- Mont Blanc is not exactly cheap! I spent almost P8000 for it but you can't put a price on sentiment.
- The salesperson looked at me judgingly. In fairness to him, I was sweaty from walking around all day and didn't really look like I frequented such stores (which I don't anyway).
- The new wallet looks so different because my old one was so worn out. I almost didn't realize they were the same thing.
- Lastly, I'm just plain happy! Woohoo! This is an investment
without guilt! I keep my dad's memory and a shiny, new and classy wallet all at the same time.