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Sometimes it seems that when God created man, He designed him so that everything he would need to get through life would fit easily into two pockets and a billfold, said Pam McKeon in her article entitled, "When you can no longer lift it, you know it's time to clean your purse".  When a man needs money or credit cards, he pulls out his billfold.  Change for coffee?  The left front pocket.  Keys?  The right.

Men have been spared spending half their lives carting around one of the most necessary, but cumbersome, accessories known to humankind:  the purse!  The purse itself isn't good or bad.  The problem is in the cleaning ritual almost every woman who owns a purse must face.  

Most experts agree that the purse was developed in the Middle Ages.  After hiding all her necessities in her bouffant hairdo, a Renaissance woman rants out of the room.  She tucked away her comb, perfume and pictures of her grandchildren and realized she didn't have any room for money, lip gloss, postage stamps or sunglasses case.  By sewing two pieces of material together and adding a makeshift strap, she developed the purse.  

Soon, she realized a small purse would no longer do the job.  Where would she put her business cards, pocket Spanish guide, checkbook, aspirin, mail, and small purchases from the department store?  

Today, purses range from the small and dainty to the top-of-the-line heft bags that easily hold two small children with room to spare.  Women pack as much as they can into a purse until it can no longer be lifted, then (Yuk!) they have to clean it.

"I think I need to clean my purse" really means "I can't lift my hand bag anymore."  Another signal to clean occurs when a woman roots around for lip gloss and can't find it.  She digs and digs, tossing aside half-eaten chocolate bars and car titles and find nothing.  Meanwhile, the lip gloss has taken on an integral role in the purse life the "rotation cycle".  Next week I'll explain this cycle and more convincing details on the purse cleaning ritual.

posted on: 3/6/2012 12:00:00 PM by Judy Warmington
category: The Mental Side

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by Karen on 3/7/2012 12:25:28 PM:

This is a great column. I clean out my purse if I can't find something in 5 minutes. Usually I do so twice a week. It doesn't take long and keeps me on top of things

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