Do you Qualify as an Adult?

Do you Qualify as an Adult?

For 20 odd years my mum worked as a Home Help/Carer, which meant she spent a lot of time with older ladies. These women had lived through World War II and were as resourceful as you were ever would be likely to meet. I once went to a “do” at my local workingmens club with them all, (which isn’t as sexist as it sounds, it’s basically just a social club) and my skirt seam split. I stood up in a panic, asking my friends what I should do, but I needn’t have worried. No less than 3 of the ladies approached me with safety pins they had salvaged from their Mary Poppins-esk handbags.

I was astonished that on a Saturday night in 1992, women were randomly carrying around with them a gamut of things to remedy seemingly ANY situation. After a quick survey, I found that the 5 things that qualified adults had about their persons were:

  1. Paracetamol
  2. A Safety Pin(s)
  3. Tissues
  4. A pen
  5. Mints

So I was having a think about this today and it’s been 26 years since my skirt split and so I reckon in 2018, things have massively changed – or have they? I reckon first of all that there are WELL more than 5 things that are bag essentials now and I thought I would share with you my list:

Paracetamol
Phone (obviously)
Tissues
A pen
Headphones
Lip balm
A drink
Sweetener
Lactose free milk
IBS Medication

OK so clearly some of these are very specific to me like the milk and the IBS meds, but honestly I have carried around the rest of the things in my bag as total standard for YEARS! I mean look:

How times have changed. So my question is this, does my bag look like yours? What do you carry day-to-day? Leave me a comment, I’d be dead interested if you think I have left anything out?

G x

 

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3 Comments

  1. Rhonda
    25th March 2018 / 1:57 pm

    My essentials – phone, tissues, lip balm, headphones, purse, keys, painkillers, anxiety medication, sweetener, pen – I think we’re handbag twins 😊

    • Rhonda
      25th March 2018 / 1:59 pm

      I think I’ll add safety pins to the list now πŸ‘πŸ»

    • gilliblogs
      25th March 2018 / 1:59 pm

      Ha ha! Love that! πŸ˜˜πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ‘πŸ»

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