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What do you never leave home without ?

  1. May 6, 2006 #1

    wolram

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    I all ways take polo mints, a mobile phone, (though i never use it) it is for
    emergencies, and some small change, for vending machines, oh and a credit card if i am going shopping.
     
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  3. May 6, 2006 #2

    dav2008

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    Keys, wallet, phone.
     
  4. May 6, 2006 #3

    Evo

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    can opener, kleenex, pen, post it notes, aspirin, allergy medicine, medical insurance card, comb, perfume, makeup, lip gloss, breath mints, debit card, credit card, driver's license, cell phone, umbrella (fits in my purse), keys

    In other words, just the essentials. :biggrin:
     
  5. May 6, 2006 #4

    George Jones

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    Keys, wallet.
     
  6. May 6, 2006 #5
    car and house keys, ipod, debit card, drivers license, money
     
  7. May 6, 2006 #6

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    Keys, driver's license (even if I'm not driving, I carry it as ID), some cash, and an ATM card or credit card. Everything else is optional depending on conditions (I must have sunglasses in daylight, I usually take my cell phone but have forgotten it plenty too, sometimes said items are carried in my purse, sometimes in a pocket, longer trips mean more stuff goes with me, etc.)
     
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    My European Carry-all.
     
  9. May 6, 2006 #8

    Pengwuino

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    Ok McGeyver.

    I bring my cell phone, wallet, sexiness, and maybe some coins.
     
  10. May 6, 2006 #9

    wolram

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    A can opener :surprised like you get hungry and nip into a shop for a can of
    baked beans, :yuck: not nice cold, no, i am mystified.
     
  11. May 6, 2006 #10

    wolram

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    What is an (ipod) ?
     
  12. May 6, 2006 #11

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    Where can I get an umbrella that fits in my purse?
     
  13. May 6, 2006 #12

    Mp3 player....made by apple, holds 4GB.
     
  14. May 6, 2006 #13

    wolram

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    In the uk a purse is equivalent to a mans wallet, but in the us i think it is
    a handbag, right ? i remember once when mom emptied her handbag, heck
    i am sure it was a tardis.
     
  15. May 6, 2006 #14

    Moonbear

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    Totes makes one that's very compact. You can find it in most department stores (though I got my much cheaper at an outlet store). It's really convenient for those days when it looks like it might rain, but you aren't sure, and really don't want to carry an umbrella around all day. It has a nice cover too, so you don't get everything wet with it. You need a slightly bigger purse than I carry though. :frown: It fit in my old one, but not my current one.
     
  16. May 6, 2006 #15

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    Yes, it's a handbag. In the US, a handbag means a particular style...one with a short handle to carry by hand. Purse is more generic, and would include ones with longer straps to carry over your shoulder, etc. It can also refer to a coin purse or change purse, which is just a small pouch with a clasp or zipper that's meant for carrying coins (I don't think anyone uses those anymore though...I haven't seen anyone other than my grandmother use one in probably a decade).
     
  17. May 6, 2006 #16

    Math Is Hard

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    Thanks, MB. I really need one of these. The weather here can be so unpredictable in Spring.

    And, yeah, Wolly, I think I mean a "handbag" in your vernacular. Although, I sometimes carry a purse/handbag (for my personal items), a tote (for my books) and a satchel(for my laptop) these days. whew!
     
  18. May 6, 2006 #17
    Wallet, Phone, and don't forget your Jimmy hats :smile:
     
  19. May 6, 2006 #18

    wolram

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    I think all the older generation woman still carry purses in uk, even some
    older men do to, though thay are different, a mans is just a single pouch
    whereas womans have multi compartments, it is so much fun standing next to them in a shop as they go through every compartment lookin for that
    1p.
     
  20. May 6, 2006 #19

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    I sympathize. Sometimes I think it would take Indiana Jones to find that lipstick buried in my handbag! :rofl: I must un-complicate my life!
     
  21. May 6, 2006 #20

    Ivan Seeking

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    You know those dreams where you show up at work or school naked?

    In the past when I ran for days at a time on hardly any sleep, at times, when really tired I would try to make a special effort to be sure that I have my clothes on before I leave the house.
     
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