Are you mistaken for a jet setting flight attendant? - page 2

I can not even get half of my school books in my back pack. I am thinking I will stop at Costco after school and get one of those bags with wheels. I always though those people looked kinda... Read More

  1. by   MySimplePlan
    I used a shoulder bag this spring for just my anatomy books, and ended up straining my neck trying to lug those huge books around. I was unable to bend my neck in the way you need to when you're sitting at a desk. I had to prop the book up in all different ways....not good when you're trying to get in some power study sessions.

    I finally put two and two together and discovered the problem, and dug out my rolling case I previously used for work. It's now neatly packed with most of my books, and I could give a rip what I look like lugging it around.

    Not being able to study properly scared me to death.
  2. by   RN_student2006
    LOL! this is funny. I always hated those stupid totebags on wheels too, but I ended up getting one to save my back. I took it to school for the first time today. My boyfriend and I were walking from the car to our classes, my "suitcase" was making all this noise on the pavement, and he was like "that is the most annoying thing ever!" lol. When I don't need to bring as many books to class, I still use a regular backpack though so I don't have to do the flight attendant thing everyday, lol.
  3. by   browneyedgirl71
    I bought a large crate on wheels from Staples ($20). I feel like I'm an lawyer, cause they always seem to be rolling around huge boxes. A lot of nursing and paramedic students on our campus use them....our professors laugh cause they can point us out instantly.

    It's big, but holds so much. My books, 4 three inch binders, my lunch, purse, water, nursing equip (steth, cuff, etc). I tried to get a regular bag, but it just wouldn't all fit.
  4. by   blueberry21
    Quote from GratefulHeart
    O BTW, I live in northern California too and recently found my sturdy rolling backpack (large size) in the clearance section of a Bags & Baggage store at half off. It was originally priced at $110, but I got it for $55. I was so pleased with the quality of their selection plus prices that I went back in and purchased a regular backpack for one of my teenage sons (who is not a shopper).

    Last year, I was probably one of those geeks you saw pulling around a small suitcase on wheels on our local JC campus! I had picked it up at Target for around $20. The problem was the way that it side-zipped/loaded - very awkward for in-and-out use all day long. After my semester was over in May, I spent a couple of months searching online and in several local stores trying to find a rolling backpack with sturdy wheels, hardy fabric underneath and an extra-large capacity that loaded like a regular backpack (but wouldn't cost an arm and a leg), and honestly I wasn't pleased with what I was finding. Most were too small, had cheap plastic wheels and looked like the zippers and/or fabric would break down easily.

    One day while walking through one of our malls, I happened upon a Bags & Baggage store which looked pricey, but I decided to wander in anyway and search through their clearance section. That's when I made my discovery. BTW the store guarantees the bag for at least a year for any kind of damage. I can just bring in my bag and receipt, and they will refund my money if something goes wrong.

    You dont mention the brand of the backpack that you found. I would be interested to know. I've been looking around quite a bit.

    I have walked by Bags & Baggage 100 times because it looks too pricey. But now Im going to take a walk through the store and see what I find.
  5. by   GratefulHeart
    Quote from WhichOldWitch?
    You dont mention the brand of the backpack that you found. I would be interested to know. I've been looking around quite a bit.

    I have walked by Bags & Baggage 100 times because it looks too pricey. But now Im going to take a walk through the store and see what I find.
    The reason I didn't mention it is because unfortunately I can't remember! The name isn't written anywhere on the pack or my receipt. The receipt shows only an inventory number of 013383 TVC 45520-CL ROLL BP, which Bags & Baggage could probably look up and tell you the name.
  6. by   BoonersmomRN
    For lecture- no. We don't take our books.

    For clinical - yes.....my rolling backpack is stuffed full. lol
  7. by   todell80
    Its funny, the first day of class a couple of us had rolling backpacks, but most people were carrying their books in boxes or backpacks, or just plain carrying them. In my ADN class, there are no less than 15 (out of 24) people now that a roller of some kind. At least 5 of them are actually rolling luggage, and one person has a huge rolling duffle bag!! Yesterday some of the LPNs were snickering at some of us w/ the rolling backpacks, but I don't care. My back isn't going to hurt at the end of the week!!
    ~T
  8. by   MizDnurse2b
    I use a rolling back-pack and my spine totally appreciates it!!!
  9. by   Stdy2BaNurse
    Been in nursing classes since Monday and have already had 3 comments about being a flight attendant - HOWEVER - I would much rather deal with that then back problems My problem is that in my class (so far) there are 4 of us with the exact same bag (3 of us in the same study group) so we are usually together and that's when the comments get made.

    Who cares - do what you have to do. Good luck!
  10. by   Roy Fokker
    I had plenty of experience and training in "being used as a pack mule/animal" in the Reserves :chuckle

    I didn't use a rolling pack - but plenty of my friends in school did
  11. by   nursemama2be
    I am almost 5'11" and the ones that i've seen at the store are too short and i would be hunched over in order to reach the handle... i do not think it would be beneficial to me...
  12. by   SoulShine75
    Quote from HeartsOpenWide
    I can not even get half of my school books in my back pack. I am thinking I will stop at Costco after school and get one of those bags with wheels. I always though those people looked kinda dorky...this is school not the terminal! Looks like I will have to buy a one way ticket to dorksville!

    Any one else use the bags with wheels? If not, now do you get all your books around?
    I told myself I'd never be caught dead with a backpack with wheels. You should see me trotting around campus now with that thing dragging behind me. I may have had to eat my words, but my back is thanking me.
  13. by   carolinapooh
    Quote from RN_student2006
    LOL! this is funny. I always hated those stupid totebags on wheels too, but I ended up getting one to save my back. I took it to school for the first time today. My boyfriend and I were walking from the car to our classes, my "suitcase" was making all this noise on the pavement, and he was like "that is the most annoying thing ever!" lol. When I don't need to bring as many books to class, I still use a regular backpack though so I don't have to do the flight attendant thing everyday, lol.

    A day or two of getting HIM to carry the books for you should have cured that....

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