Good Things Come in Small Sizes

January 25, 2009 at 3:25 pm 8 comments

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I don’t think a woman can leave home without a handbag or a purse. It has become an indispensable item, serving both as a utility and fashion statement. It grows with her. as she gets older, the bigger the handbag becomes. As she progresses from one size of clothing to the next, the handbag follows suit, too. Perceptive marketers never lose sight of this phenomenon as they have started selling models equipped with rollers.

Anybody wondering what’s inside a woman’s purse? I do. If would be nice to know, but I don’t venture to ask. Haven’t you heard that curiosity killed the cat? And hey, that would also be uncivil.

Since I take the train to work every day, I can’t help but notice handbags and purses everywhere in various shapes and sizes with their proud owners enjoying the same attributes.

But it’s the little ones that catch my fancy all the time. Their owners are usually well dressed, cute, and nice to be close to in a crowded train because they smell good. As a commuter, I just wish we have more of their kind, especially in the summertime.

Would you believe, the smaller the purse a woman carries, the more my imagination becomes wild like that of teenager whose hormones are starting to kick in? What would fit in that small space? Must be something especial. Makeup accessories? Definitely. Cell phone? Sure. Breath freshener? Why not? Wallet? Yes. Keys? Yes. Feminine protection? Yes. Birth control pills? Maybe. Can of mace? But, of course, to ward off would be stalkers like me.

The bigger and bulkier bags don’t elicit the same excitement in me, though. Sometimes they can be irritating in a crowded train, especially if they hang like carcasses on women’s shoulders. But as long as they allow enough space for me to squeeze in and not miss the ride, I guess, that would be fine.


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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. silvertag  |  January 25, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    That is the true mystery that makes us unique. Our whole lives are in our purses and they change with our mood. You can tell a lot about a woman by her purse, the size, style and shape, color or type. Nice to know it doens’t go un-noticed!

  • 2. fortuitous faery  |  January 25, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    hmmm…this looks familiar…is this a repost from journalspace? 😛

  • 3. plaridel  |  January 25, 2009 at 10:12 pm


    guys always pay attention when they’re on the prowl. it’s in our genes.

  • 4. plaridel  |  January 25, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    fortuitous faery:

    yes, it was an old post. i’m trying to salvage what i think is worth saving from the old site before they disappear completely.

  • 5. Den Relojo  |  January 26, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    would you believe, the smaller the purse a woman carries, the more my imagination becomes wild like that of teenager whose hormones are starting to kick in?

    This sounds goofy. I’ve never thought of those stuff when I see a woman clutching a small purse.

  • 6. plaridel  |  January 27, 2009 at 3:58 pm


    there’s more to a woman than her purse. maybe you’re distracted by something else.

  • 7. Lou  |  March 21, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    OK I know I am adding a comment to a post that’s months old but I’m hoping that any comments added to old posts get moderated on WordPress and the author might see it.

    I think this is a really open and honest opinion piece and as this is the first time I have ever visited this site, I thought I’d share that with plaridel (is that somewhere in the Phillipines?) .

    Hey a bit of grammar checking wouldn’t hurt (plus I am actually a fan of the occasional capital letter) but I like the ever so lightly ‘stalkerish’ nature of it – funny.

  • 8. plaridel  |  March 21, 2009 at 6:10 pm


    i’d say making comments is never too late and it’s always appreciated.


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