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Walking home, I stumbled across a leather bag near my apartment. It looked like someone had left it on the top of their car.... took the corner too quickly... and then it rolled off and down the hill, spewing its contents everywhere. Pawing through the wreckage, looking for a phone number, I was amazed to unwravel this guy's life:
- Real Estate Agent commissions on pay stubs
- Covey Planner with daily checkboxes for "exercise", "walk dog", "prayer", "reba time", "reading".
- Does he like the TV show Reba? Her music? Actually, a "Rebecca" was listed on an emergency contact slip.
- Banks with Anchor; Phone through AT&T. Lives in the metro, but his family is from Hudson.
- Carries a picture of his dog in the front cover of his leather planner.
- came off as very professional. leather. nice pens. well organized. expensive looking
It made me wonder, what's in my friends' bags? what would someone think if they found my bag?
- Toothbrush, toothpaste, fingernail clipper, aloe klenexes, lotion, vitamines, aspirin, lactate, vitamin c, zicam (to ward off colds), cough drops
- Metro Transit map.
- Calendar (3 months), filled with "shows" and "rehearsals"... about twice a month, someone's name is listed on a box.
- arm strap about ready to break.
- Inside composed of two plastic grocery sacks (to "waterproof" my stuff). One sack contains my writing journal with strange stories and ideas scratched here and there... along with 4 plays, pages of poetry and other stories I have printed out in really small font. (2 pages per sheet, duplexed to 4 pages/sheet... most filled with corrections...)
- The other sack has my improv notebook with rules for 60 improv games.... notes for me.... lists of shakespearean words.... lists of words that begin with different letters.... lists of relationships people have... random sequences of letters scrolled across the top...
- ipod headphones (but no ipod)
- plastic fork, empty ziplock bag.
- a finance book critically evaluating modern portfolio theory and asset allocations.