Women’s handbags have always been a mystery to me.
As a kid, I was convinced that my mom and her friends carried around in their bags all sorts of magical items, plus of course a couple of bricks. Mom’s bag was always so heavy. I could not lift it. I thought there was some kind of law that they needed to carry bags like this – in case they needed to save the world or something.
As a grown man, I can’t really say I find handbags and purses any less puzzling.
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