April 12, 2010

Oh the Horror - this is a true story

I'm cleaning out my handbag tommorrow. No, not the one called The Hubbster (me naughty!) but the one over my shoulder. Because I had an icky experience today. So I need to clean out my handbag.

I went shopping in Big W today, and as I didn't end up buying anything, I just sauntered out the main doors.

I was abruptly stopped by a male sales assistant not more than 18. Or probably 12. He said to me:

"May I check your bag please?". As I was under the impression that handbags are not allowed to be checked, only shopping bags etc, and as I have never, ever had my handbag checked before, I said to him:

"I thought you didn't check handbags?" And as he looked at me with a searching face thinking "why is she being cagey??" I thought I'd better let him look.....

I opened my bag and to my absolute horror, the contents included:

- my underarm deodorant.
- numerous receipts, paper and sticky notes
- empty chewing gum wrappers
-my purse in there somewhere
- my mobile phone that isn't charged up (so don't even try calling me - Antonio Banderas...)
- 5 ball point pens
- 26 kids textas, lids missing
- hair ties and ribbons
- lots and lots of Lego
and the Piece De Resistance....a bright blue opened box of tampons sitting right on top.

I was mortified. And then he asked me to unzip the side pocket....I'm NOT even going there.

I'm cleaning out my handbag tommorrow.


i am the diva said...

LOL hilarious! i mean, sorry it happened to you, but still - it was kinda funny, don't ya think?

I'm always amazed at how much stuff i manage to cram into mine, maybe it's time for me to join you and clean it out.

Foursons said...

Hahahaha- and honestly about 1/2 of that could have indeed been stolen! Hahaha

Tracie said...

Bwahaha! I would have been so embarrassed because my bag looks like that, too. And it weighs a ton.

Anonymous said...

I would imagine that assistant was far more embarrassed than you!!

CJ xx

Jason, as himself said...

Oh, no. How mortifying.

I didn't think they could check purses either.

Well, that'll teach ya!

dusty earth mother said...

I'm feelin' your pain :-)

Girl, if they opened my purse, the whole store would run screaming.

Green-Eyed Momster said...

Serves him right! Maybe he should mind his own business.


paige said...

I'm sorry I laughed and laughed and laughed at this.

Okay, I'm not sorry. It was funny. So funny.

Thanks for sharing!

News From Our Nest said...

Too funny! Reminds me of the last time I went to the movies with my friend. I padded our smuggled in movie snacks and water bottles with pull ups .. our bags were not even checked but if you were to ever hide something a mom bag is a good cover up!

helloally said...

oh yes ... pretty normal bag! sounds like mine ... and they usually check at bigw only there is usually a lovely chicky on the door ....sooo not the bag nazi!