Monday, September 23, 2013

The Wisdom of ME

Obviously, the title of this post is entirely tongue in cheek! Here's an example of my recent wisdom. Actually, before I take the piss out of myself do that, here's an example of something that passes for a bit of my wisdom.

But yes, sometimes I surprise myself. As you may recall, a few weeks ago I lost my cell phone. It was one of those occasions when I just knew it was in the house. Tore the place apart I did, and it finally came to me, like a bolt of lightening, where it might be.

Well, last week I went out to a fairly posh dinner and decided that the large, black leather handbag (I use the word loosely) was possibly too casual and too huge for the event. I opted for a smaller version and transferred my make-up bag, comb, tissues, one credit card and my driving license/licence into it. (It was too small to get my humungous purse/wallet in there.) And that was the last I saw of the credit card and driving license. What a pain! See, over here at least, you're supposed to have your driving license with you when you're driving; you also sometimes need it as ID when buying stuff with a credit card. The credit card I lost was, naturally, the card that also gets me money out of the hole-in-the-wall.

Obviously I tore the place apart - again. Ten days this went on. I was determined not to break down and apply for another driving license. I mean, I knew the darn things were in the house. Back upstairs I went; searched the two bags that had swapped contents (no luck), and every jacket hanging in my closet (no luck). OK, tough measures needed; I turned my attention to the old plastic toy crate that now houses my collection of rarely used handbags. It was only when I saw the "other" evening bag that I remembered - The bag that I had been searching was my original choice but at the very last minute, I changed my mind and took another one. Bingo. There they were, sitting obediently in the inside pocket, waiting patiently for their memory-challenged mother to reclaim them. (I swear this has never happened to any of my children. They wouldn't fit in the inside pocket anyway!)

So lesson learned - Don't be a fashionista; one ginormous black handbag fits every occasion. Swapping them out for smaller, more appropriate bags is just asking for trouble.

8 comments:

  1. So where are my spare car keys, then?

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  2. And this is EXACTLY why I rarely change bags - unless it's to change them totally!

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  3. Iota - In the brad bin.

    Gigi - You and me both from now on.

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  4. classic!

    I recently earned that I love my new boss as he left his phone in a taxi in japan on our recent business trip. so i have a free pass for future inevitable scattiness.

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  5. Glad you found it! A lost license is a huge massive pain!
    I have spent the past 2 weeks tearing the house to bits because I *lost my kids passports* Seriously? OMG they expire in January and I am trying to get settlement status before I get thrown out of the damn country (again) and OMG WHAT did I doooooo with them???
    You should have heard my squeal of delight when I finally located them!

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  6. Clicked through to the post about teenagers -great advice from everyone.
    I do that with bags too. I did have a special inner bag thing you could move from bag to bag but it was too big for a clutch so didn't solve anything.

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  7. This topic is the bane of my existence; I carry a backpack to school (easier on my arms than a briefcase when you're walking) but don't bother with a purse - just chuck my wallet and phone and a small pouch of sundries in the front pocket. When I'm out and about, though, I carry a shoulder bag, so I do a lot of back-and-forth transferring. I finally solved part of the problem by buying a phone case that also has slots for cards (lots of folks here keep their transit cards in their phone cases -quick easy scanning on bus/subway/train) so I have my debit card and transit card with me all the time regardless of bag. Of course, if I lose my phone, it's all over.

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  8. I hate it if I loose something, I keep everything in the same place in my purse (wallet) and in the same place in my handbag (purse), and if I switch bags it has to be big enough to move everything over and then I stick with the new bag for a while, I cannot switch bags just for one evening! I think you are right, one big bag for all occasions!!

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