Is this your bag, lady?
I was searching through my purse for a strip of paper to wrap around my chewed gum and found my bicycle horn buried at the bottom.
Who else carries around a bike horn?
When I park my bike I pull off the horn because some folks like to help themselves to items that aren’t locked down.
Guess that says something about me.
I ride my bike to work, to the grocery store and post office.
I live in a metropolis where there are bike shops in every berg and where vendors create customized bike racks, shaped like eyeglasses at the optometrist and a toothbrush at the dentist.
What else does my purse say about me?
I unzipped a cloth bag and dumped the contents on the sofa. Here’s what it holds:
• Peppermint chewing gum
• Cloth hankie
• Travel toothbrush
• 2 packs of flag markers (used to mark pages in books)
• Pink lip gloss
• Red lip gloss
• Lip balm
• Dental floss
• 3 ballpoint pens
• 2 black felt-tipped pens
• Mechanical pencil
• Pink highlighter
I checked the pockets and folds in the purse and found:
• 2 tickets to an Asleep at the Wheel performance
• Some toilet paper
• sun-glass case
• A wrapped toothpick
• Key chain (house, bike and work)
The wallet has the usual plastic cards and identification, and I found a punch card for a coffee cart at work and one for a java spot near the house.
There’s a punch card for the self-service dog wash, business cards, a 3-cent postage stamp, and a small piece of paper with the Osage spider design.
There’s a stylus for the iphone, a Parker Jotter ballpoint pen, 3 quarters, a 20-dollar bill and a five-dollar bill.