I have a bad habit that I have noticed, many women share.
I tend not to zip up my handbag after I have taken things out from it. These aren’t handbags without zips. They have zips – I just tend to forget to zip them back up.
Its a bad habit I’ve been trying to kick for a long time. Granted, I take extra care with my belongings and I hold my bag close to my body. But you just never know what undesirable thing might happen one day.
I was prompted to write this because I just noticed again how careless I am (although I am usually very careful) this morning when I alighted from my car. My bag was gaping wide because I’d just put my keys into it and other than the fact everything inside could drop out if I were to accidentally tip the bag over, I was opening myself to being pickpocketed.
I’ve noticed that this is common among many women, many of whom think that by having a hand-held bag, the chances of things getting stolen is less. If I can see the wallet and mobile phone in their bags, within easy reach especially while standing in a queue, I’m sure pickpockets can too.
This is a public service warning from Paris B! 🙂