I’ve been accused of carrying everything but the kitchen sink around in my purse, and in moments of total honesty, I will admit that there’s some truth to the accusation. I carry a big purse, I rarely clean it out, and I tend to use it as storage. We’ve weighed my purse a few times (don’t judge, we don’t have cable, okay?) and it very often tops 10 pounds. It has inched closer to 20 pounds before.
I almost always have a book in my purse. I have a Kindle, but we don’t get along, so I need a purse that has room for a real book. You never know when you’re going to end up waiting for someone or something, and life is just too short to waste time when you could be reading. I usually carry around some kind of notebook. I also carry a paper calendar that I love. Technology and I aren’t the best of friends. I like this calendar, and I’ve been using this style for six years. It isn’t broken, so I’m not fixing it. Then there’s the usual assortment of “purse stuff” – keys, makeup, gum, pens, receipts, etc.
Yesterday, though, I think I pulled the weirdest thing yet out of my purse; a shower faucet. Yes, a shower faucet. The shower faucet broke on Sunday. Nick is currently working nights, and I felt bad enough waking him up to turn off the water, so I went to the hardware store to buy the new faucet. I don’t have the best record for getting the right thing at the hardware store, so I put the old faucet in a plastic storage bag and took it with me to compare to the new one. I just tossed the old one in my purse when I left the store and didn’t think about it again.
Until yesterday, when I checked out at the grocery store. I pulled out the shower faucet in the process of getting out my debit card. That got me a few strange looks. The cashier actually asked if it was part of the shower. Yes. Yes, it is. No kitchen sink, but I do have part of the shower in my purse.
So what about you? Do you keep your purse nicely organized? If so, HOW? Or what is the weirdest thing you’ve pulled out of your purse?