Saturday, June 18, 2011
A Woman's Purse.......
Today, my peeps, I shall explore one of the truly baffling phenomena of our times. It is a subject that is thoroughly and completely understood by women down to the smallest nuance. It is a subject that is so utterly foreign to men that they have given up trying to explain it. It is, as they say, what it is.
In my experience, virtually all members of the female sex possess and maintain the same type of purse---it is stylish and it carries more "stuff" than the laws of physics allow. In fact, empty the contents of a purse on a table and you will be agog at the eclectic, voluminous heap before you.
Try to separate the various items into some sort of logical organization. It cannot be done.
Now, I have had this idea for a blog topic for quite some time, but I realized early on that when the woman who shares my home saw the blog, there would likely be hell to pay. So, I had to choose my time and place of emptying the purse very carefully. This morning, as woman was bathing, I quickly and skillfully dumped contents of said purse onto the kitchen table and started photographing.
As you can see, this is spectacular. There are car keys, a camera, $3.27 in loose change, several receipts, business cards, credit cards, ink pens, a pencil, eye liner, blush, lipstick, a container of cream from a fast food joint that has likely been in there for weeks if not months, a plastic fork and spoon, coupons for everything from toothpaste to tomatoes, breath mints, a book, a makeup compact, a little silver cross, two devotional booklets, a checkbook, a cell phone, a spare house key, a calendar, and soooo much more.
Several random thoughts about a woman's purse---If she needs something, it is usually in her purse. She usually cannot find it, however, without a lengthy search. And, no wonder, because there is much to weed through. If the man in her life needs something from her purse, she will say, "Honey, it's in my purse---go get it". Now, the man is in real trouble because men are not genetically programmed to sort through makeup, check books, cameras, etc and successfully find what they are looking for. Invariably, woman will come to the rescue and get what the man wants .
All of this is perfectly understood by women. In fact, I picture them laughing about their superiority in this area when they gather. I have heard some women say that they have everything they need in their purses but men are helpless, carrying around only a puny little billfold that has a few dollars in it and a credit card or two.
Hmmm....... Good point.