View Full Version : My Epic Battle...

10-24-2008, 09:05 PM
with my own purse of all things! I picked up some stuff in a shop the other day and so I'm waiting to pay. I get called up and take out my purse. The shop requires customers to have a card so I manage to get that out of my purse, but in doing so I managed to slide my debit card down behind my driver's licence(spelling is very crap tonight...uni notes taking their toll). I have a purse thats full of slots you can put your cards in, which is great, because I have loads of them. Unfortunately, this means that everything's packed in pretty tight. The driver's licence is in the smallest place by a see through bit to be used as easy ID. So I start trying to dig out the debit card and its really stuck in. Honestly, I was there for around 15 minutes (although it felt more like an hour) as my purse changed into a fierce leech, continually sucking back my precious card. The poor cashier had the pliers out, but they were too big to fit in, so she found a metal piece that I had to use to cut the card free. By this point a huge queue has formed behind me and am getting serious glares.

It was really sucky of me, although I really didn't set out to do it on purpose and the cashier remained jolly throughout, bless her. Just felt awfully embarrassed and practically ran out away from there. I am an embarrassment to myself in public :(

10-24-2008, 10:05 PM
It was really sucky of me, although I really didn't set out to do it on purpose


Wasn't really sucky - but I bet it appeared that way from farther back in the line. Dog bless your trooper of a cashier.

10-24-2008, 11:25 PM
HA, I pictured slightly different until I realized purse=wallet for us yanks :)

Same things has happened to me several times.....I curse the card slots.

10-25-2008, 12:13 AM
You sure? Because I've seen actual purses with lots of spaces for cards and a windowed spot for ID.

10-29-2008, 02:29 PM
I tuck things like my debit card and license into those slots vertically instead of horizontally so they'll be easier to get out. And I quit putting my license in the mesh-window part because anyone who needs to see my license for any reason will want me to pull it out anyway.

And yes, it's a purse (handbag) with those pockets. I quit carrying a wallet as I hardly ever carry much cash.