When your purse gets swiped, you suddenly spend a lot of time thinking about what was in it. I wasn't robbed at gunpoint or anything, but I feel violated. They didn't get any money, and my cards were easy to cancel. Still, I find myself shelling out all sorts of money to replace the usual toiletries that were inside my purse. Within a day, I found myself pining for lotion, carmex, lipstick, my Swiss army knife, hand sanitizer, eye drops, nasal spray, and Biofreeze. And my ipod. (Not a girly thing, but as the only item in my purse of tradeable value, it gets its own special angry line.) Tunes not included, the cost of replacing this all looks like it's going to run over $70.
That's just the contents. I'm also irritated that the purse itself is gone. It's not like pale green staw bags with paper flowers with large pearls and wood beads are exactly easy to find. With clearance sales, I maybe able to buy a nice summer bag to replace it, but I'm expecting to shell out at least another $20. On top of that, I still need a wallet, makeup bag, and pill case to keep the inside tidy.
At least I cleaned out my bag a week prior. The thief had to go on without my checkbook, sunglasses and three months of receipts and ticket stubs. What would I do without my Iron Man 2 memento?!
What in your bag would you have a hard time being without? What have you been meaning to clean out for weeks?