Where Did "baglady" Come From?
Years ago I used to drive for a delivery type company. I delivered payroll and bank mail over NW Ohio. Since I was on the road for 8 hours a day, I got bored, sleepy, lost, stuck in construction and so on. So I decided to buy a CB radio.
Listening to the chatter on the airwaves was interesting and kept me awake. After I got over my fear of using the microphone, I could ask for directions, hear and give bear (police) reports and just have conversations besides hearing about construction or an accident up the road. It was especially helpful on days when the highway was covered in snow and the wind was blowing and I thought I was the only one out there.
But I needed a handle (CB name). One day when I walked into a bank in Delphos with my big orange bag of bank mail, one of the tellers called out "Here comes the baglady!" Bingo! There was my handle. And that's how "You got the baglady here" came to be.
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