I am almost embarrassed to ask this, but would like the comfort of knowing I am not alone in this. Do you ever feel kind of demoralized when you see a stranger with an Hermes bag that is similar to one that you would like to have and have been waiting for for some time? (Sort of a pang of longing, like a kid before Xmas when Nintendo Wi was sold out??) A couple of months ago, I was in the shoe dept at Barneys (which can be a demoralizing experience in and of itself, as those of you in NYC can attest to!) and I saw a woman (young, blond, beautiful, looked very rich) with a black togo retourne kelly in the 32 cm size with palladium hardware. I felt like I had been stabbed! Especially because, I have passed up not one but two of these in the past five years, only recently to realize that I would, in fact, very much like to have one. She was trying on Manolo Blahnik sandals...the same ones I had just tried on and passed on because...I couldnt walk in them without tripping (even my saleslady had to laugh at me!) Only the kelly lady did not trip. (Query: when my kelly arrives, will my balance in high heels improve?) Dont get me wrong: I dont begrudge this lady her great bag, and am happy for her that she has it but ... I would really like one too - and hopefully soon. And dont even get me started on the 35 cm birkin of same specs....seeing one of these practically makes me hyperventilate!