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How many purses should one person own?

Response Percent Votes
40% 67
25% 43
20% 34
8% 14
4% 8
Total 166


number3of5 7 years, 9 months ago

How can anyone vote when there are no choices to vote for. As far as I am concerned 1 purse is enough for any woman or man.

pizzapete 7 years, 9 months ago

One to match each pair of shoes at the very least, right?

wmathews 7 years, 9 months ago

I'm working on trying to figure out what happened here.

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RoeDapple 7 years, 9 months ago

It's called a European shoulder bag. It was a gift.

wmathews 7 years, 9 months ago

"It's a satchel. Indiana Jones has one."

BorderRuffian 7 years, 9 months ago

This is an interesting question. For a woman - one purse. Most guys (see below for the caveat) only have one wallet, and use that until it disintgegrates.

Ordinarily I would have to say that a man - a real man - should never have a purse. But then, this is Larryville and to be properly sensitive, of COURSE Larryvillain males should have purses. Lots of purses. Pink ones, crimson & blue ones, sweet, fluffy purses, etc. I mean, the proper Larryvillain males are metrosexual and sensitive and sweet - whatever that should look like.

Otherwise, in any other part of the country (excepting maybe, San Francisco or Boulder, CO), men should NEVER have purses.

RoeDapple 7 years, 9 months ago

Hey! Davy Crockett wore one! Of course he also wore a dead raccoon on his head . . .

RoeDapple 7 years, 9 months ago

yup i gots one them possiblities bags miself even gots a mussle loder to go withit so as i dont git no pinches on the backside whin i is waring it

Peaty Romano 7 years, 9 months ago

I think you should be able to purse your lips as often as you feel necessary, what is this Russia?

verity 7 years, 9 months ago


One word: Pockets

Most of the crap women carry around in their purses is never used and I'm tired of being banged into with huge purses carried by oblivious people in a crowded place or when in line anyplace. Do you really need an extra set of clothes or whatever it is you keep in there when you go to the grocery store? Do you need to reapply all your makeup when you are at a movie?

And pockets don't generally get stolen.

Gets off soapbox.

booyalab 7 years, 9 months ago

I used to do the pockets only thing in my teens, but a couple things made me give it up... 1. women's pants pockets are tiny, sometimes non-existent 2. it's hard to discreetly hide feminine hygiene products in said tiny pocket

But yeah, otherwise I don't get the purse-doubling-as-a-suitcase thing. It's like most women are bag ladies at heart.

denak 7 years, 9 months ago

The answer verity, is yes, we do need that big purse. Why, because you men, have only 4 or 5 items in a wallet. An ID, credit card/debit card, a picture of a hot chick, some cash, and some sort of membership card or insurance card. You carry information only about yourself.

A woman, on the other hand, carries her ID, her social security card, the social security cards of all her children, her insurance card, the insurance cards of all her children and her husband's insurance card, the vaccination records,any school forms that need to be filled out, the bills that need to be paid, gas card, all the library cards, pool passes, school IDs, and any of the other hundreds of cards that women carry. She also needs to carry a small calendar, coupons and a grocery list for the week's meals, a full change of clothing for the youngest child, who is too old for a diaper bag, but who we all know is somehow going to get ketchup all over him or herself when you all go out to eat, wipes, band aids, ointments for when said kid falls down and busts his or her knee open, some form of pain killers,any of the thousands of small toys or cards that said kid "just loves so much" and can't leave home without, a sewing kit to sew up last minute rips and a book or magazine to read when we are sitting through yet another practice for soccer, swimming, ballet or Tae Kwan Do, our phone, preferably one that takes pictures, so when Little Timmy or Janie finally prefects their round kick, we can take a picture of it and send it to everyone in our phone book which is also in our purse right next to the stamps, the pens and the birthday/graduation/baby shower or Christmas cards that we are late getting out. And of course, if we are going to the movies, snacks and soda that we all sneak in.

So, yes, if we carry around a purse that is as big as an office, it is, because, it is an office. If you are annoyed that we carry around a big purse, think how we feel. Go ahead, try carrying around a purse for a day....or worst a diaper bag which is usually heavier than any pack I humped when I was in the service.

So sorry if we females are not feeling your pain.

And oh yeah, pockets get picked all the time.

Jumping off soapbox.


Practicality 7 years, 9 months ago

As many as one wants to own.

Next question, how many guns should someone own?

Answer, as many as one wants to own.

How many cars should one own?

As many as one wants to own.

1029 7 years, 9 months ago

I was going to say "8".

So should I select "4-8" or "8-11"?

blindrabbit 7 years, 9 months ago

RodD: sounds like you have been watching too many Progressive Insurance Commercials; or do you have something for Flo!

RoeDapple 7 years, 9 months ago

Flo is HOT! Kinda like Sarah Palin . . .

BorderRuffian 7 years, 9 months ago

Sarah Palin has just one purse - hand tanned and sewn outa moose-hide.

And YES!!! Sarah Palin is hot!

trinity 7 years, 9 months ago

as many as it takes, peeps, as many as it takes. :)

RoeDapple 7 years, 9 months ago

I won't count the purses in my wife's closet if she don't count the guns in mine . . .

RoeDapple 7 years, 9 months ago

Well THAT potential income just went out the window! . . .

BorderRuffian 7 years, 9 months ago

Hey!!! Ya knows the difference between a Hoover vacuum cleaner and a Harley?

On a Hoover the dirt bag's on the inside.

Amy Heeter 7 years, 9 months ago

A woman rich with pursed is a woman rich with options. Same goes for shoes, belts and scarves.

Tom McCune 7 years, 9 months ago

This sounds like one of those questions they would have asked Paul Lynde on the old Hollywood Squares shows......

Maddy Griffin 7 years, 9 months ago

one. That's all you can carry at one time. When it wears out, replace it.

John Hampton 7 years, 9 months ago

As many as she wants, as long as it's for holding her own money.

brujablanco 7 years, 9 months ago

Do they make purses to match black crocks? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA

BorderRuffian 7 years, 9 months ago

Sure do.............. haven'[t ya ever seen a croc-skinned purse?

notorious_agenda 7 years, 9 months ago

I supplement my income sewing purses and selling them locally in the KC area whenever I'm not busy with upholstery work or when I have scrap material to use. I think the poll is very hard to quantify. I sell my purses ranging from 30$ to 75$ of course you could find higher and lower prices just about anywhere. It will never be anyone's business how much of any non-contraband item you own. I suggest you vote 12+.

Right now I have at least 30 purses that I personally made with excess material as well as 5 that I have given to my girlfriend as gifts. Normally I throw away scrap before it turns into a mountain but I'm saving some of the waste which I create by utilizing the excess fabric somehow. I do in effect own them because I owned the fabric with which I made them; which includes me in this nonsense.

If you say you have a problem with people owning too many purses its a Fact that you are prejudiced. You who would judge a person because of the number of a non-contraband intimate item they happen to own.

pace 7 years, 9 months ago

I have several and am not a fashionable person. I have a large one that will hold books and food for airplane trips, then a mid size that actually fits in the large one. I have a fanny pack for when I am a tourist. Then a cute little sack type purse for the rare evening out and I am dressed half decent. Then an extra mid size one because I don't like to shop and found the perfect mid size one on sale and bought two. I am hard on purses. I use to joke that if I was left on a desert Island I would want my mom's purse, she carried food and clothes for the kids, good safety pins, gum, her business papers.kleenix, and slippers because she loved to take off her heels. I think motherhood makes many of women pack animals and the guys who just don't get it ain't carrying their share of the load.

femmefatale 7 years, 9 months ago

Purses are my weakness! My name is Femmefatale & I'm a purseaholic!

KS 7 years, 9 months ago

As many as one wants to buy. What difference does this make? Stupid poll question.

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