Now, for most of you women out there, you’re probably thinking, “This girl must be an idiot for never carrying a purse unless her mom said so,” and I would be inclined to believe you, except I had very particular reasons.
I. Hate. Purses.
I am not a girly girl by any means. I actively avoid make up. I can’t style my hair to save my life. Hell, five months ago I bought my first hair straightener and I still have no idea how to use it. My hair is still frizzy after using it. My mom still does a lot of my clothes shopping. I own four pairs of shoes.
I’m going to a wedding in about two months and I think I’m going to have to ask my friend to take me shoe shopping since I do not own a pair of heels. I only have steel toe shoes. And tennis shoes.
So I hate carrying a purse, but it is a necessary evil.
When I was but a wee young girl, in high school, I had my wallet which had my debit card, my drivers license, my school ID, and any various money I would possibly have, I would put that in my pocket. As well as my cell phone, which was a Katana II.
AND THEN I would have my keys. In my pocket. As well as my chap stick. Now I did this because I really hated carrying a purse.
My mother is the polar opposite of this.
Here is a list of things she has in her purse.
- Manicure set
- Bottle of ibuprofen
- Six different pens with different color ink
- Miscellaneous coins
- Deeds to a small country
- Tiny civilizations
No lie, she has all of those things in her purse.*
She told me that I needed to start carrying a purse since my wallet was constantly falling out of my pockets and it was causing us to go back to restaurants to get my wallet. She was convinced that someone was going to steal my debit card and steal my identity.
Funny how when I was in college someone stole my debit card and spent over $100 on gas.
And how one time when my wallet dropped out of my pocket all of the cash was stolen.
And how when I got a purse I can carry candy into a movie theatre.
Yep. Mom was right.
Carrying a purse is a good idea.
I don’t forget stuff nearly as often.
Is there anything that your mom was right about that you were like PFFT! No way mom! I want to hear about it! What was YOUR mom right about?
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*Okay, she doesn’t have all of those things in her purse. Obviously she has no room for chapstick when there are leprechauns in her purse.