or the problem with bum bags!
Fanny pack sounds funny to us Australians but to Americans it’s as normal a term as rooting for your team. Haha, as if! Aussies know it as the money belt, or in the Tenni-Lane family – the bum bag!
Dave Tenni is the champion of the bum bag because if you know Dave, you know he is all about safety. Even at the cost of your personal vanity. So the Tenni-Lanes don’t just travel with any old money holder, we use the ‘travel safe.’ It’s black, bulky and boasts stainless steel mesh interwoven throughout with the capability of being locked in three different parts – the inner pouch, the external pouch and the body lock. Yes, the body lock!
I am hesitant to ask Dave to not “travel safe” as my own reputation for careless loss is on the record. Whenever I try to offer alternatives to the ‘travel safe’ with Dave, he reminds me of our time leaving Nah Trang, Vietnam when after complaining about having no responsibility, was given a sleeping bag. I looked after that sleeping bag with my life, for all of an hour, as when we were about to board our flight I realised, (in fact Dave noticed), I’d left it in the taxi. Luckily Bodhi speaks.
However, the embarrassment of the travel safe never really leaves the rest of us. It is uncomfortable waiting for Dave to unlock three times before paying. Vendors roll their eyes, thieves eye us up and it creates a ring of rash. However, safety conscious Dave does not agree and as I clearly can’t win this argument – I am asking you….
Bum bag…hot or not?
Or more seriously…bum bag or what?