Wednesday, July 04, 2007


I really need to clean out my bag.

It’s not a great look when I’m standing in a supermarket queue, pull out my purse and a tampon (regular sized and not a “super” sized one thank God!) falls to the ground!

It’s definitely not the most sophisticated thing that I could do.

J’ai vraiment besoin d’organiser le contenu de mon sac à main.

Ce n’est pas génial quand je suis dans une queue au supermarché et lors que je sors mon porte-monnaie de mon sac, un tampon (taille normal et pas une taille « super plus » heureusement!) tombe par terre.

Effectivement, ce n’est pas très sophistiqué de ma part.


gina said...

Hahaha! Same here. The other day while buying "tai pao", my sanitary pad almost fell off the bag when I was rummaging for my purse. I think I should keep my bags small to avoid this and zip the sanitary pads in compartments.

You have really nice looking bags.

IslandGirl4Ever2 said...

I think this happens a lot to women so you are NOT alone..... It has happened to me just recently, too!!
They always seem to float up to the top of your purse even when you pack them down at the bottom.. I suggest that you get a small makeup bag or something like that to hold them in... and don't forget to take them OUT of your purse when your monthly friend leaves!! --- : )

ManicBlu said...

There are some benefits to menopause. ;)

Froggy Woogie said...

Since I've been using backpacks, I have always carried with me "just in case" things, that could be useful ya know, just in case lol.
Not as much as you though but still. I know there are more and more people doing it. I think the uncertainties (sp?) of life now make our brains ready for anything.
No, tampons are not on my list...

Halley said...

AHHHH HAHAHAH this happened to me the other night in a bar – except that I was holding a friend's purse so it wasn't my tampon!! The two women who helped me pick up the purse's contents sure didn't believe me though...they just thought I was trying to lighten my embarrassment!

The Late Bloomer said...

Happens to the best of us... More often than we'd like to admit!

By the way, I haven't forgotten that you tagged me a while back for the food meme, I swear -- I just got a bit intimidated when I realized that I was meant to have photos. But if I can just list my fave restaurants in Paris, I can probably do it faster... Sorry to have taken so long though!

Oh, and I don't think I mentioned that I love your new banner/header too. Wish I could figure out how to personalize mine a bit more...

Anonymous said...

An interesting post and the comments are great to read too.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

Dumdad said...


Thanks for dropping round my blog. As I said in a comment under yours, I used to love Mork and Mindy. Robin Williams was brilliant.
Oh, and nice of you to fly the Union Jack.

J.T. said...

Oh dear.. that's a little embarassing but you are not alone in this. It happened to me too many years ago. I was in a friend's house - Christmas party. I had a folded pad in its plastic cover - thin.
When it fell out, a guy friend behind me told me I dropped something. When I picked it up, he asked what was it. I told him it was a pack of tissues. haha
I think he knew because he smiled and said, "yeah, right!" :D

ColourMeCrazy said...

Gina: The thing is, I do usually keep tampons in the zipped compartments but somehow, they sneak out and get in with the general population! And thx for the bag compliments!

IslandGirl: That’s a good idea putting them in a small makeup bag or something like that!

Manicblu: Hehe, you know, my mum (she’s s nurse!) always told me to carry 1 sanitary pad around with me as it comes in handy if you ever witness a car accident or something like that – it can be used to mop up the blood or stop the bleeding! So I guess the fact that she has sanitary pads in her car has nothing to do with whether she’s menopausal or not ;-)

FroggyWoogie: See the comment for ManicBlu above regarding sanitary pads! Have I convinced you to carry a couple in your backpack?

Halley: Thx for coming by. Hehe – it’s always great when there are witnesses around! The 2 men in the queue behind me just stared while I gave them a big smile and said “oops”! (I still can’t make proper conversation in German yet unfortunately!)

LB: Hiya. Don’t stress out too much about the tag – you don’t have to have photos. Definitely feel free to just list your favourite restaurants! And thx for the banner compliment – I was getting bored with my old banner.

AbrahamLincoln: Thx for coming by.

Dumdad: Thx for dropping by as well. Well, you know, I could have put an Australian flag in place of the Union Jack but every time I show someone the Australian flag, people just look at me weirdly and ask what country it is!

JT: Well, I guess the good thing is that sanitary stuff has evolved since our grandmother’s times and we no longer have to carry around large pillows of cotton or material or whatever, and we have purse-sized items!

Froggy Woogie said...

Colour, you're right, you have convinced me: I'll have to think of carrying some condoms :D
No kidding you're right, I'll do that. :)

tica said...

Ah the joys of being a woman.

Cattiva said...

hahaha - at least you don't have to dig through numerous crayons, hot wheels cars and old junk mail to find our wallet.

ColourMeCrazy said...

Froggy Woogie: Hehe - you might need a bigger backpack! You know, you could also get a "manbag"! I've seen a few around.

Tica: Thx for stopping by!

Catt: Hmm..sounds like you need a suitcase ;-)

Hor ny Ang Moh said...

Hallo! U could just look innocent & put the 'bag' back in. U have no idea what I did with the 'bag' once. I blog about it under 'A lady Need'

ColourMeCrazy said...

Hor Ny: Hehe - I just read your post - very funny!