Yesterday Andrew wrote about the possibility of acquiring a man bag to carry various personal items including pocket sized antibacterial gel.
This product was new to him, but he sees the merits of carrying some at all times. I think man bags are an excellent idea.
Andrew then asked, what do women usually carry in their handbags?
Several commenters mentioned their contents, I decided to turn this into a blog post.
I emptied my current bag onto the coffee table and took photos.
A comb, bandaids, safety pins, spare usb, nail file, lens cleaner wipes, the stronger migraine tablets, and a spare camera battery. There's usually a tape measure in there too, I'd better find that and put it back in there.
There's a few things missing here too.
A notebook, pocket pack of tissues, hankies, and the purse sized antibacterial gel.
Well, the tissues and gel got used up and need to be replaced, the hankies are only carried in case I need to wet something to wash a bloody knee if I fall over or whatever. I wash them weekly even if they haven't been used because if you carry them too long they get a stale smell to them.
So here we have my kindle, a pen, a rolled up black shopping bag, purse, keys, bus ticket folder, inhaler, ipod shuffle, (one of the long skinny originals), phone, toothbrush, strawberry chap stick and lip butter, a bus timetable, one of my cameras, regular panadol and antihistamine.
Now and again other bits get tossed in, but they're not permanent inhabitants, being added or discarded as needed.
What's in your handbag?
What's on your key chain?
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