Thursday, November 20, 2008

Come ye, all who are heavy laden, and I will give ye a quizzical look

This morning as I came into work, I was walking behind a woman who was carrying a large, bulging purse over each shoulder. My first thought was that one of them could have been a lunch bag of some kind, or maybe her department was having a goodie day and she held a tray of finger food; but upon closer inspection, both bags were definitely purses. Neither was a gym bag, or a diaper bag, or anything like that. Shiny, colored leather with all manner of straps and buckles - that's a purse. I may not carry a purse but I know what one looks like.

Just how much stuff does anyone need to carry at any given time, that they need two huge purses to hold it all in?