Today’s First World Problem

Every morning, I arrive outside the locked door to my office and have to stop in my tracks and hunt down my pass card to let myself in. I know it is in one of three bags that I have with me at all times – my purse, my tote and my lunch. The question is – which one? Usually, I can weed out the lunch first. Unless I had very little sleep the night before, there is no way I would ever put my pass card next to my turkey sandwich.

That leaves one of two bags – both of which are stuffed with all kinds of crap. And to make it worse – I have a makeup bag and a nice size wallet. Basically, the damn pass card could be anywhere. This is when I get frustrated and proceed to unpack everything from my bags onto the lobby floor. So, if you ever see someone dumping the contents of their purse (and tote bag) on the ground muttering to herself wondering why she puts herself through this every day – that would be me.

And to add to my embarrassment, a colleague will eventually show up see my mess, smile and let me in.

Why can’t there be one big bag for all of my stuff? And why can’t that bag be large enough for my work folders, hairbrush and Kindle? And why can’t that bag cost less than $75. And why can’t that bag be one that is available in black, gray and navy – ooh and maybe an awesome red to stand out when I’m feeling particularly fashionable.

Where is that bag? It is a quest I am willing to go on for all the women in the world who are just like me. Anyone? Anyone?



2 comments on Today’s First World Problem

  1. Carrie
    October 10, 2017 at 6:02 pm (1 year ago)

    I’m so glad I’m not alone in the plight of the key to the office door! You’d think after a week or 2 I’d figure it out and be prepared at the door. But alas, no, I’m in perpetual dig for the

  2. Kebba Buckley Button
    October 10, 2017 at 7:57 pm (1 year ago)

    Elisa, I’m visiting from the Ultimate Blog Challenge. Since you are asking, what you need is organized space in a tote. And then you need to commit to yourself to always put your office passkey into the same slot in the tote. This will save you limitless misery, and you will love yourself for it. I recommend 2 companies especially for a variety of totes: Thirty-One and Travelsmith. Travelsmith has a website. Thirty-One has many reps, like Tupperware. Amazing variety of totes, including insulated ones, of all sizes. Just put the word out, “who sells Thirty-One?” and you’ll have your person to help right away. All blessings!


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