I need a handbag. Some of you might call it a purse – but a purse to me is something small which only holds money, ID and credit card/s.
This handbag must have a strap/s long enough to go over my shoulder which is bulked up in winter clothes. I don’t want a cross-body bag.
It absolutely must have one outside pocket for my metro card. There is nothing more annoying when commuting to be stuck behind someone dithering around at the fare gate looking for their card – except maybe a person standing on the wrong side of the escalators!!
A zippered top would be good but not essential if it has a super-strong magnetic thingy. But it has to be a firm-sided bag – those floppy bags which require two hands to do up the zipper are really frustrating – plus everything falls to the bottom and leads to scavenger hunts.
Inside: The lining should be something wipe-able not cloth.
I want a zippered section down the middle to put my purse into (and my passport and ticket if I’m travelling).
It has to be big enough to fit my book to one side of that zippered section and on the other side my makeup bag (containing all sorts of just-in-case items like bandaids, nail clippers, lady things, eye drops, pepto bismal chewy tabs, headache pills…)
My camera has to fit in one of those sides too and my reading glasses case and if it’s sunny also my sunnies case!
Along one of those inside “walls” I’d like a little clip to attach my key to so that I’m not panicking about being robbed while standing at my front door!
Actually I’d like two clips – one for work keys too – currently I could go past my starting time while searching for my bloody keys!
Then I’d like a little side zippered pocket for my spare camera battery and my mobile phone.
Oh, and there needs to be somewhere for my Tic-Tacs which now come in jumbo size and my inhaler incase I find myself in a situation where I can’t breathe – like panicking in the dark about where my front door key is!
Lastly I want little metal feet on the bottom.
These are the must-haves of my ideal handbag – any other features would be superfluous and not wanted.
So….. does my bag exist out there somewhere?