I DO NOT WANT WHEELS ON MY BACKPACK!!!
What’s wrong with you people? More to the point, what the hell is wrong with the consumers? I assume you are just responding to what people are buying, but for fuck’s sake!
Who wants wheels on a fucking backpack? Never once in my life have I looked at my backpack and thought, “You know what this needs? Wheels! That’s what it needs.”
That’s because backpacks are carried on the back. Unless you suffer form some unfortunate anatomical distortions, this means that your backpack is generally nowhere near the ground, hence rendering the addition of wheels, which are usually used on the ground somewhat silly, wouldn’t you say?
What I find even more perplexing is the idea of actually using the wheels, that is, dragging your backpack through the dust and dirt, and depending on weather conditions, mud, puddles, slush, and god knows what, then picking up the dirty, awful, backpack up and putting it on.
I’d think once you’d taken to using the wheels, you wouldn’t want to use the backpack on your back–and, while we’re on the topic, why the hell are you wheeling it around, anyway? If your backpack is so freaking heavy that you can’t hoist it up and wear it properly, what the hell are you putting in there? And if your backpack is that damn heavy that you can’t put it on your back, why the hell do you need a backpack in the first place?
And, you know, really, I wouldn’t give a flying god damn about other people’s luggage choices, honestly, but I can’t find a single decently-constructed backpack without fucking wheels on it! I don’t want a fucking Hello Kitty backpack or some other cheap piece of crap. It took me two hours and something like five stores to find a marginally grown-up looking backpack, with seams that won’t rip out in a week, with zippers that weren’t already fucked up right there on the rack, with a padded laptop compartment, and without any fucking wheels!
I want to wear my backpack on my back, not drag it along behind me, and I don’t want extra weight from wheels, but most of all, I don’t want to look like a fucking dork with fucking wheels on my fucking backpack. I cannot possibly be the only person who feels this way (though I may be the only person who feels strongly enough about it to start a Pit Thread.) So what the hell is the deal? Make some reasonable fucking backpacks!