I also hate purses. It kind of goes together, right? If you’re happy with your purse and don’t mind carrying it everywhere, you might not care that you’re living in a post-apocalyptic world where women’s clothing has tiny, useless pockets, or no pockets or FAKE! pockets! Decorative ones! Those are the worst.
But I hate purses. I have this tendency to put them down and then forget about them. Years ago I solved this problem with a beautiful leather backpack purse from Coach, but then a strap broke and I haven’t sent it in for repair yet, and then they changed their style and now I’m not sure if I’d be hopelessly out of style if I carried it.
I’m one of those “ridiculously small wallet on a string” women. It’s just big enough for cash, cards and a tube of chap stick. Really, chap stick, isn’t that awesome? Well, actually, I think they meant for it to be for lipstick but I use it for a tube of Burt’s Bees.
Oddly enough, wanting to put on the lip balm is what keeps me from forgetting my wallet on a string. I’ll be in the car, go to put on lip balm and realize, “oh, I forgot my wallet, gotta go back.”
Pockets save time. I have a new pair of work out pants that has a “media” pocket. That’s what the tag called it, a media pocket. I think they mean a phone or an iPod.
So I’m at the gym, I put on my workout clothes and if I want to hit the bathroom before I go to work out, I can do that, with my phone and headphones safely in my media pocket. If I didn’t have that pocket, I’d have to leave all that stuff in my locker, lock it, go to the bathroom, come back, unlock it, get the stuff.
See? Pockets save you time. That time adds up over a life time. I want to use my time for better things.