Early this afternoon, I saw something that made me happy. Obviously, someone at Delta read my diatribe, â€œWhy men should carry purses,â€ recognized the good sense of what I was saying, and changed the verbiage on all the corporate signage.
At one of the Delta gate kiosks in the Knoxville airport, I read a signed that described acceptable carry-on items. Each passenger is allowed one personal item and one carry-on 22″x 14″x 9.”
One of the approved items was a â€œmale/female purse.â€
Notice that Delta didn’t use the term â€œman bagâ€ or â€œsatchelâ€ or â€œEuropean carry-allâ€ or â€œchic handmade saddlebag briefcase with shoulder strap.â€ Delta doesn’t do many things well anymore, but they did use the words â€œmaleâ€ and â€œpurseâ€ in a sentence. Kudos.
If it rides on your shoulder and it isn’t a parrot, then it’s a purse.
Don’t make your pony out to be a Clydesdale. Own it.
Men should carry purses proudly. Your briefcase makes you look like an IRS agent, and your bulging pockets make you look like a pervert. Stop trying to be Tom Sawyer and carry your gear in a combat-ready purse. I’ve got snacks in my purse right now. Do you have snacks in your pocket? Doubt it. You can’t argue with snacks.
Indiana Jones carries a purse.
Zach Galifianakis carries a purse.
Do you think you’re cooler than Indiana? Do you think you’re funnier than Zach? Men should carry purses. Thank you, Your Honor. I rest my case.