Ladies, if I were to take a look in your handbag what would I find; make up, body freshener, comb and brush, keys, travel pass, mints, snacks, hand cream, diary and not forgetting your mobile phone?
Generally women carry the world and its friend in their handbag. It is our safety net, we can turn to it in emergencies. I cannot imagine going anywhere without a handbag – I would feel lost. I wonder how men cope with just slipping their wallet and mobile in their pocket and going on their way. Are they not worried an item may slip out? This has happened to my husband but we will not go there today!
I have all the above mentioned in my handbag which is sturdy enough to accommodate my “must haves”. When we are out and about my husband will often slip his wallet in my handbag. On Sundays when we are leaving church both my husband and daughter’s bibles find their way into my bag. I have come to the conclusion that they walk in of their own accord!
I own several large tote bags which are perfect for work. They have various sections (as bags do), one stores my travel pass, another my concealer, lip gloss, Vaseline, hand gel and cream and the third my work passes. When rushing I can grab what I need with my eyes closed as every item has its rightful place. It is important to maintain a level of order in your bag.
I own several cross over bags for the weekend, one of which I bought in Marrakech, Morocco. I recall spending what seemed like half a day bargaining with this young man whose intention was to get as much money as he could out of me. In the end I walked away loudly stating I would buy from another vendor and bingo – the price came down!
My daughter is a lover of bags and carries one wherever we go. It has lip balm, hairbands, pencils and paper in it which of course spill out into the car. I guess she wants to be like mummy!
Ladies – do you have a love for pretty bags or do you place your belongings in the nearest holder?
Men – do you feel your wife/partner carries far too many belongings?