I love writing at Strange Brew Coffee House. There are distractions here but sometimes the distractions and conversations overheard are fuel for the writing. A young woman sat down across from me and we talked about her purse. We agreed that women who carry a clutch make no sense. Why would you carry a purse that ties up one hand all the time? What if you need to answer your cell while holding your coffee? What do you do with a clutch? I guess a purse can tell a lot about a woman.
I carry a small rectangular purse with a zip down outside flap. I keep all my crucial I.D., credit card, and money in that flap for easy access. All the junk goes in the zip top on the inside. I recently put a little bag in the glove compartment of my car for extras like dental floss and Tylenol so I could free up space in my purse. My purse says, “I like to keep it simple.”
My sister-in-law carries a huge bag. It is stylish, floppy and spacious. She usually has a full-sized can of hairspray, a hairbrush, a bag of nuts, large bottled water, an apple, an orange or banana, her camera, a book and an entire make-up kit in there. When we are out having lunch, she will periodically dig through her bag and come up with various gems. Her purse says, “I am prepared for anything.”
I met a woman in Vegas who carried a bag like that and she had a habit of digging through hers every few minutes for something. She was a smoker so most of the searching was for her lighter but I kind of felt like it was a nervous thing. She took comfort in digging through that big purse. What does your purse (or wallet, guys) say about you?