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Here's the sitch: everyone I know seems to carry their lunches in little macy's or starbucks paper bags (reused ones; they're not coming back from macy's with lunch or anything.) So I tried that, but when I bring a fork it cuts through the bag. For a while I was thinking about getting a bento box (really), but they're so tiny, and I usually need to pack lunch and dinner for the day. So when the SO offered me his Lain lunchbox, it seemed like the perfect solution.<br>
The problem is, I get a lot of ribbing at school/work when I have it with me. And I do sort of feel like I stick out, carrying it around. But it's so practical.<br>
What do normal grown-ups carry their lunches in?
 

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One of these cute lunch bags but in a 2006 pattern...<br><br><a href="http://www.leancuisine.com/Komen2007/SoldOut.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.leancuisine.com/Komen2007/SoldOut.aspx</a>
 

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I work at an elementary school- so status isn't an issue! I use a regular old insulated lunch box from Walmart. It has a plastic liner so nothing gets squished. I also add a cooler pack - I mean no need to get food poisoning from one's putrid meat sandwich or salad!<br>
I would think you could dig up a fun little insulated backpack/ lunch pack that would be able to carry what you need while keeping it "stylish." Our student teacher has a nice pink bag with a zipper that looks like a cool purse that she carries lunch in.<br>
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I don't believe normal grownups really care what everyone else thinks about what they put thier lunch in. On the other hand most grownups don't really care what others carry thier lunch in. Personally I like the one with wonder woman on the front. I am turning 60 pretty soon so I might go with the plain black with theromos in the top. Well maybe in another 10 years when I start to mature.<img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> Larry
 

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I put mine in plastic grocery bags. <img alt="surprised.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/surprised.gif">
 

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depends on the lunch. i have a case logic canvas lunch bag with a velcro tabbed top for sandwiches, etc., and a metal lunchbox (with a skull and crossbones on the front) for bigger lunches using thermos, etc.
 

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i use the reusable grocery bags. i bring a lot of food to work <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
check out this link:<br><a href="http://www.nextag.com/lunch-tote/search-html" target="_blank">http://www.nextag.com/lunch-tote/search-html</a><br>
and<br><a href="http://www.nextag.com/insulated-lunch-totes/search-html" target="_blank">http://www.nextag.com/insulated-lunch-totes/search-html</a>
 

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I have 2 freebie insulated bags that I use for my lunches. My lunches don't seem to fit into the normal lunch boxes.<br><br>
For a while (until I left it at a race) I used an insulated bag that is supposedly for carrying a six-pack. Wonder what my co-workers thought of that one? <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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<i>"Kids don't like eating at school, but if they have a 'Remains of the Day' lunchbox they're a lot happier."</i><br><br><img alt="" src="http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/5766/1208/1600/remains%20of%20the%20day%20lunchbox.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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Me too.<br><br>
But I also have a LC insulated bag, and it's good. Although, if you stuff a LC in there, there isn't room for much more.<br><br>
I send my DH's lunch with him every day in a lunch box/insulated lunch bag thing.
 

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I use a insulated square bag with a shoulder strap and a cold pack in it. I got it in CVS. This one has a little pocket in the front that the container that my oatmeal goes into fits in it and being insulated will keep stuff hot for a while.<br><br>
Ebags has some cute ones.<br><a href="http://www.ebags.com/travel_accessories/coolers/lunch_cooler_bags/category_search/index.cfm?Ne=100&N=4001%202008251&Nao=48&gclid=CM-p966LwpECFSBMGgodv3FSDQ" target="_blank">http://www.ebags.com/travel_accessor...FSBMGgodv3FSDQ</a>
 

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These are fun, although a little expensive:<br><br><a href="http://www.laptoplunches.com/products.html" target="_blank">http://www.laptoplunches.com/products.html</a>
 

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Remember ... the second "R" is for "Re-Use"<br><br><a href="http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/01/art_made_from_plastic_bag.html" target="_blank">Art made from plastic bags</a><br><br><a href="http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/01/plastic_bag_crochet_craft.html" target="_blank">Plastic Bag Crochet</a><br><br><a href="http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2006/03/diy_plastic_bag_wallet.html" target="_blank">DIY Plastic bag wallet</a><br><br><a href="http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2007/06/make_a_messenger_bag_out_1.html" target="_blank">Make a Messenger Bag out of Trash Bags</a>
 

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You're never too old.<br><br>
I work with 95% men. One woman here carries her lunch in a Victoria's Secret bag. <img alt="roll_eyes.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/roll_eyes.gif">
 
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