Wednesday, October 15, 2008


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.


Minxy Mimi said...

I never know what to put in the makeiup pocket since I dont wear much... I usually put my ear plugs in them!!! HAHAHA
Fun post!

Professor said...

LOVE this OCD- OMG, it sounds like me!

I've decided to put anything in the little pockets. Packets of tissues or lipstick/ chapstick fits in the cell phone part of mine- usually!

And I only have 2 pieces of luggage because if I had 5, I would fill 5. End of story. And that felt dangerous to me.

Once I was traveling with a fella and he told me if I couldn't carry all of my own luggage then I shouldn't bring so much... while he was a jerk, it was a good theory.