The infomercial about the ultra-thin wallets has caught my eye.
Not enough to go to the phone or web site, mind you, but enough to push me over the line regarding the life span of my trusty black leather version.
Too worn. Too thick.
A hockey puck in my possession whenever it must be carried. A meatloaf in my pocket. No, I am not that happy to see you.
Then I recalled that before she passed a dozen years ago, among the many gifts bestowed upon me by my mom was a very thin tan wallet. Not my style, I thought back then as I gave my thanks. I stuck it in my dresser. It made it to several new dresser since, a sentimental tie, a memory of Dolores’ generosity — and propensity toward giving me things I didn’t ask for, want, or particularly need.
This wallet was much like the TV commercial version, I thought.
I pulled it out from the bottom of my other-stuff drawer.
My new wallet contains only what I need. Credit cards, insurance cards, driver’s license, work ID. Oh, the non-essentials I used to think were mandatory ingredients for the meatloaf.
The only loss I’ve felt is the photograph fold. That’s gone into my other-stuff drawer. But really, it’s been years since I’ve felt the need to pull that out to show off my daughter’s high school senior picture. She turns 26 in April. And nowadays I can just call up All Photos on my iPhone 6.
I still prefer to carry the wallet in a coat pocket instead of pants pocket if at all possible. And when traveling, it goes in a front pocket, not back pocket, for comfort and security. Just sayin’.
What stuff do you haul around daily in your wallet or purse? When did you last clean out your personal take-around? What style wallet or purse do you prefer, and why?