The most terrible thing happened to me recently. I was in Spain for a 5-week study abroad class, and was lucky to not have my bag robbed at some weak moment. However... I went to get my wristlet out of my zipped & buckled bag, only to find that my wristlet had been stolen ... right out of the bag, which was pried open in the back, right at the zipper. I had just received a patchwork wristlet as a gift that i LOOOOOVED ~ I carried it everywhere. Luckily, there wasn't anything too too important in there that couldn't be replaced, so I am still seriously upset & bothered by the fact that some person stole my wristlet. I would've given them everything inside, but it's just the point of it - what are they going to do with a wristlet?!?! Has anything similar to this ever happened to you in another version, like something stolen, dropped in the mud, fruit punch spilled on your suede bag, etc? I needed to get this out it was just too horrible when it happened!