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!

Laurie 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!