Inspired by this link: http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=325719 I feel compelled to ask what some of the odder items ladies carry around in their purses (or gentlemen in their wallets). I know that my own purse becomes the repository for an astonishing number of odd and yet potentially useful items. A current census includes:
Two paperback novels
One MP3 player
One UBS cable
One roll of duct tape
Two pounds of smoked salmon
A NYC bus/subway/train schedule
9.88 cents in change
One twenty dollar bill
Credit card/debit cards
Building access pass
4 tampons (in plastic wrappers)
One string of cheap plastic beads
One cell phone
Four AAA batteries
Some drugs (OTC cold and headache remedies)
One bottle of water
One disposable camera
Two packs of gum
Two small packages of Oreo cookies
One box of raisins
Three pens (two blue and a black)
One pair of scissors
One winter glove.
Small assorted variety of pieces of paper (receipts, post-its with helpful reminders, etc).
Yes, my purse is quite large, thank you.
Other than the realization I probably need to clean out my purse, it occurs to me that the vast majority of those items were placed and maintained in my purse on purpose.
So, what’s in your wallet?