Purse Problems: Just Me?

purseI know women who change their purses as often as they change their shoes. They’re always perfectly matched and coordinated which seems just a little shifty to me. Can you really trust a woman who can’t commit to one purse for more than one day? I say not. Personally, if I find a purse I like, I want a bond with it that will outlive the Apocalypse. Unfortunately, the purse usually taps out long before I do which is what happened recently, forcing me to find a new purse. Oh, the inhumanity of it all.

The only thing more daunting than purse shopping might be finding jeans that fit right or a bathing suit that doesn’t cause debilitating emotional trauma. For me, the process involves looking at every single available purse in a two state radius, narrowing the field to approximately ten possibilities, then taking everything from the outgoing purse and testing compatibility with the new candidates. If you’re someone who doesn’t do a regular purse purge, this is a bit embarrassing to do in public. And that’s today’s lesson learned.

Who knew I still had an individually wrapped Hostess cupcake that was given to me by a woman selling no-stick cookware. It was a bit worse for wear considering how many times my wallet must have been dropped on it. I found the garage door opener for a house I haven’t owned in 8 years, three gently used Kleenex, a jury summons, an expired asthma inhaler, and what may have or may not have been a contact lens. I had a lip balm without a cap, one earring, and four grocery store coupons paper clipped together that had expired during the Clinton Administration.

Because I have the same level of devotion for my wallet that I have for my purse, the new purse has to match the old wallet. I also don’t want to cause my wallet undue stress by purchasing a purse that costs more than my house payment. Oh, and the new purse has to pretty much match everything I could possible wear. I’m not sure if I want a purse so much as the messiah of leather accessories. You see my struggle.

But good news: After two weeks of carrying my purse possessions around in a plastic bag, I have a winner! That problem is now solved for another two decades!

(Note: The pictured purse is NOT the one I ultimately settled on, thank you for asking. However, if it’s more your style, it is available at WalMart.com.)


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6 responses to “Purse Problems: Just Me?

  1. LA

    I actually change my purse everyday. But it’s more need based than anything else….


  2. Tracy

    I can attest to your “purse curse” when it comes to shopping! I recall our mission resembling a Navy SEAL invasion at an outlet mall, a few indie boutiques, and more than one assault on various Marshall/TJ/Kohls stores before a winner was declared. Scares me that you’ve had to go it alone this time … Did you take any prisoners or was there collateral damage? HAHAHAHA – You know I love you!! 🙂

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  3. Carolyn Kessler

    I really id with your purse analysis. I have a white crocheted purse used every summer. It washes beautifully, holds all my need and various accumulations of receipts and other variables all summer at the end of which it gets cleaned and and goes in the washer for the next season. Just this week I won a purse on Amazon. They choose. It hasn’t arrived yet and maybe will never. I had to pay $6+ shipping. This could unleash a whole new summer purse dilemma but it’s on hold for now.


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