Monday, February 16, 2015
One of the tasks that have happened serendipitously has been purse management. It goes something like this. We head to the car. I open the door and Katie gets inside and places her purse on the floor of the passenger seat. I hand her the car keys and close her door. After getting inside and buckling up we head out. Her purse is at my feet.
“I need my sunglasses.”
I dig into the purse with chasms and voids so large that it sometimes amazes me that I can’t find something as large as sunglasses in a purse so small. There are four or five ‘sections’ in this particular purse – maybe more - and I frantically search for the glasses before she gets impatient and starts giving me directions as to where they might be located.
Before we get to the big box store, she will say, “Get out my membership card.” And the search for the card in her wallet commences.
“I need my mirror, lipstick and compact. Get them out.” I do.
When we stop she will check her makeup and hand the items back to me to put in the zippered makeup compartment of her bag. As soon as the sunglasses, mirror and makeup items are handed me, and I pass on the membership card she gives me the car keys When she exits the car I hurry out on the passenger side with keys stowed in my pocket and her purse in hand. Once I catch up, the purse is exchanged and in we go.
At a restaurant for lunch we will usually order unsweet tea and Katie prefers a natural sweetener to add just a bit of sweetness to it. She keeps a small coin purse in per pocketbook filled with packets of Stevia and it’s my job to make sure that small purse never gets empty. When the stash runs low I’ll be told to refill it when home.
At our favorite restaurant we are able to purchase discount cards from a nearby big box store. Spending $40 will get us a card worth $50. When these offers are available Katie spends a few $100 in cards to get us through the year and save us some money in the process. When it’s time to pay she’ll say, “Get out the gift card. Make sure we use up the partially used once first.”
Now Katie is a card stasher. She has a million cards in her wallet. CVS, Target, Big Box stores, Credit, Debit, Gas, Gift cards, and who knows what else but she’s got a lot. I’ll eventually find the restaurant card with a receipt wrapped around it from the last time we used it. Checking that receipt I can look at what I’ve written previously to see if we have enough cash on the card to pay our current bill. If not, I’ll retrieve an unused card to supplement what the come two cards. The bill is paid, the balance on the now used card is written down on the new receipt and the card is put away with the others.
When we run errands I am sometimes told to find a coupon or get out a receipt. Those commands require a deep search for the desired piece of paper that might be mixed in with lots of other receipts, papers, and coupons that are all somewhat organized and somewhat scattered in the many compartments.
If she wants her reading glasses, breath mints, gum, cash or coin change for a toll it can all be found somewhere in this most amazing of women’s accessories. It’s my job to make sure I can produce what she wants, when she wants it and do so without really making her purse my purse. Things need to be put where she wants them and not where I think they should be. It’s all a part of my life as her submissive and to be honest – I love taking care of her.