What classifies a Man Purse?
The last time I was in a military surplus store I was drawn to a small handbag. Kinda like the one pictured here.
It was smaller than the Get Home backpack I keep in the work truck and had many places to put my Everyday Carry items. The price was $24.00 and I liked it.
I picked it up on the pretense to buy and continued to walk around with the little satchel while I shopped.
The more I walked with it and thought of all the things I would put in it, the more uncomfortable I became. I planned to put my wallet, my knife, sunglasses, some band aids, a little bit of paracord, fingernail clippers and so on. Then it came to me, I was buying myself a purse.
I have seen men with purses before and actually laughed out loud, while pointing. I probably shouldn't have pointed but it was funny. They call them men who like frilly things like that a Metrosexual. They still like women, I think, but they like to be pampered and have pretty toe nails, and purses.
All that came to mind and I set the handbag down.
"Are you not going to get your purse?" The wife asked, loudly, in the surplus store, while men were listening.
"What, noooooooo, what are you talking about?" I said back in the deepest voice I could muster. All the while giving her the "shut up" look. (Yea, you know the look)
It wasn't like I was going to sling it on my shoulder and prance around Macy's with it. All I wanted it for was to carry all the everyday crap that fill my pants pockets. And I am secure enough in my manhood to have a man purse. I guess it would be like having a moped. Sure they are fun to ride, but you never want your friends seeing you riding one.