Tuesday, September 22, 2009


If there's anything that I love more than problem-solving products, it's expensive problem-solving products.

I'm not one to complain, but for years now, I've been positively exhausted by having to stand on the corner of a busy NYC street, lifting up my arm and saying "TAXI!" when I want to hail a cab. Sure, sometimes I try to get someone else to do the dirty work for me, but let's face it, there are not as many saps out there who can be tricked into that kind of task.

Now, my problems have been answered and there is a purse that does the work for me. Yes, reasonably priced at $225 and big enough to hold a tampon, this purse lights up and hails the taxi for you. Which, I'm willing to bet, is more than your purse has done for you lately.

Now that the taxi has been hailed, however, I am re-exhausted all over again by having to tell the taxi driver where I'm going. Is it too difficult to design another purse, that will fit inside the TAXI purse nesting doll style, that says NEAREST WATERING HOLE AND STEP ON IT on it?

And what about you, dear reader? Do you covet the TAXI purse? Or do you want a purse with a different message? Please share.

P.S. I just saw that there were only 100 of these purses made. Hurry!

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Blogger Christy said...

I do not covet that taxi purse. But I would like one that lights up with the word chocolate and then miraculously produces British Cadbury bars. That would be awesome. Can you tell I need to eat breakfast?!

September 22, 2009 at 8:57 AM  
Blogger Maureen@IslandRoar said...

I like the idea of the chocolate purse in the first comment. But for me the ideal purse would contain a cute (available) guy who both hailed the taxi, gave me chocolate, AND took me out to dinner.
Now That I'd pay big bucks for.

September 22, 2009 at 9:02 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

I want a purse that does my nagging for me because my throat is getting worn out telling my kids to clean up, do their homework, and so on.

September 22, 2009 at 10:18 AM  
Blogger Amy@Bitchin'WivesClub said...

I want a purse that will help me with my parental and wifely duties. Do you think I could get one that says "No." on one side and "Don't ask." on the other?

September 22, 2009 at 10:52 AM  
Blogger the mama bird diaries said...

At first I scoffed at that purse.

But on a rainy week day at 6 pm, I'll take that purse if it can find me a cab.

September 22, 2009 at 10:53 AM  
Blogger Oh My Goddess said...

I'm still stunned by the Taxi concept bag.
What does the other side say? Do the real wives of NYC know about this?

September 22, 2009 at 12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

do you really have 8375 unread emails in your inbox?????

September 22, 2009 at 1:11 PM  
Blogger Maddness of Me said...

The last time I was in NYC, all I had to do was scratch my nose and a cab a block away came to a screeching halt in order to come get me.

So, not very practical IMO

September 22, 2009 at 1:15 PM  
Anonymous Wendi said...

You know, I'd really like to meet the person who's selling this because they clearly have their finger on the pulse of what recession-weary Americans really want to buy.

September 22, 2009 at 1:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about one, that is on a back pack that says "Go Green".

This would be an incentive for all those taxi "riders" that choose to take a taxi vs walk or ride a bike. All the while they are riding in the very thing that is filling the enivornment with toxic fumes.

September 22, 2009 at 1:43 PM  
Blogger Single Mom Guru said...

Will the cabbies know what it means?

September 22, 2009 at 2:18 PM  
Blogger Marinka said...

To answer some questions, yes, I really have all those unread emails in my inbox. What can I say? I'm busy!

And good news, mama bird diaries, the website explains that being caught in a light rain with the purse is ok, but you shouldn't jump into the pool with it. Sound advice!

September 22, 2009 at 4:58 PM  
Blogger anymommy said...

I covet and apartment in a city sufficiently sized so that one might actually need a taxi and sufficiently living in this century so that a taxi might actually exist.

September 22, 2009 at 5:17 PM  
Anonymous Sophie, Inzaburbs said...

That taxi bag confuses me.
All those ladies look like they are for hire.

September 22, 2009 at 5:21 PM  
Blogger Heather, Queen of Shake Shake said...

Well, if I were come to NYC, I will be the sap who hails the cabs for you. But, in return, I would like a purse that flashes cocktail names. "Dirty Martini" "Tom Collins" "Whiskey Sour" "Lemon Drop" I could even use it on my husband, not just in a bar.

September 22, 2009 at 6:08 PM  
Blogger A Mom on Spin said...

How about one that reads, "VODKA" or "WINE"? This way some delivery guy on a bicycle can deliver it to you and you save yourself the cost of the cab. . .

September 22, 2009 at 6:08 PM  
Blogger Jeanne said...

Put me down for a chocolate purse with a nesting purse of rum and Coke, please.

September 22, 2009 at 9:34 PM  
Blogger Kate Coveny Hood said...

I couldn't afford that (champagne tastes on a beer pocket book apply to the taxi purse). I wonder if there is a knock of gypsy cab version...

September 22, 2009 at 11:36 PM  
Blogger MommyTime said...

I have no need for a taxi purse. But I would pay $225 for a purse that had a series of, say, six or seven messages from which to choose, that would reiterate for me things like:

"put on your shoes"
"eat your dinner"
"keep your hands to yourself"
"use your inside voice"

and the other tedious mantras of my life. If I could push another button, and a smaller, nesting doll purse would come out of the message purse and deliver a swift "pat" on the child's hand who was not listening -- not an actual spanking, mind you, just a wake-up call to pay attention -- that would be even better.

September 22, 2009 at 11:48 PM  
Blogger bernthis said...

I want a purse that goes on a first date and lets me know for sure if I will be attracted to the guy. NOw that is worth paying money for

September 24, 2009 at 2:24 AM  
Blogger Sophie said...

I'm with Amy. I want a purse that lights up "NO". With a cruel giggling sound effect.

September 24, 2009 at 1:46 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

Really, optimally, there should be one with a rolling, programmable, digital display - thus changing your purse with your mood. Oh, the possibilities.

September 24, 2009 at 11:52 PM  

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