Is it just me, or does anybody else feel OBLIGATED to use all five pieces of a new 5-piece luggage set? I mean, we're just going out of town for the weekend, and I'm trying to think of a use for all five pieces. One is apparently designed to hold a man's shaving things, but hubby is apparently attached to the shaving kit he has used since 1966. Seriously. I'm not making that up.
One piece is perfect for a woman's cosmetics. It has waterproof zippered compartments and a mirror and everything. I feel compelled to use it. But I always use the same shower organizer that I take on bicycle trips, because it has everything I need in it. Extra toothbrush, moisturizer, facial cleanser, lip balm, etc. It's always packed, so I never have to worry about leaving anything. Yet here I am feeling the necessity to unpack it and repack everything in this new bag, because I'm SUPPOSED to use it.
It's like my purse. It has lots of pockets, and I feel like I'm not using it to its full potential if I don't use every single one of them. It has a little pocket on the side designed for a slim cell phone, but my Blackberry won't fit in it. I feel like I am letting it down every time I carry it, because I don't have a cute little slim cell phone to put in that pocket. I have an old cell phone around here somewhere that is the perfect shape. I may put it in that pocket just so it will feel needed.
My book bag has a plethora of pockets, and I went around trying to find things to put in each one of them. It has a pen holder, so I tried to find a pen to put in it. But not my favorite Pepsi NFL pen that I had to steal back from the nail salon, because I'm afraid I'll lose it. I only use the book bag to go directly from my house (where I have plenty of pens) to school (where I have even more pens). So why do I feel obligated to use the pockets?
Perhaps one of those pockets could best be used to carry a little bitty, pocket-sized therapist.