While we were in Malaysia I discovered something that I should have already known about. When we ate at the KL bird park, I felt the need to find somewhere to wash my hands before eating. R pulled out a little bottle of antiseptic hand gel from his backpack and we used that. That you can buy small bottles of it to carry around was a complete surprise to me. Now I never go anywhere without it.
Well, that is fine in winter when I am wearing a jacket, but what about summer when I am not wearing a jacket to stuff things into.
Men need bags like women carry.
Into such a bag would be the aforesaid hand cleanser, keys, wallet, phone, pen, water bottle, chewing gum, nail clippers, tissues, wet cloths and a camera of course.
As a young and possibly stereotypical gay man, I would have had an eyebrow pencil, concealer, vaseline for the lashes, lip gloss, mouth spray, face powder to kill the shine, Amyl, lube, condoms, a hip flask of vodka and there was probably more.
Mother's handbag has her medications, barley sugar, Minties, disabled parking space permit, cigs and matches, possibly house keys if she remembers them and numerous hand written lists. She may forget any or all of the above, but what she will never forget is a banana. She never goes anywhere without one in case a hunger pang suddenly strikes.
Apart from the obvious unmentionables, what do women have in their handbags?