I consider myself a bit of a bag lady--when it comes down to wanting a new purse or a new pair of shoes I'm much more drawn to purses. Of course, practicality means I usually opt for the same purses again and again, but I still find a fun, novelty purse pretty irresistible. So yeah I needed this. To the extent that any of us needs silly purses or fun shoes or new spring dresses. The only thing that would make it better is if you could personalize the writing on the slate.