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Sun Sep 1, 2019, 03:59 PM

Is it just me or do fewer people carry wallets these days? When I was an adolescent I remember my

father telling me that a gentleman (whatever that was) always carries a wallet and a handkerchief. I quit carrying a handkerchief many years ago because it seemed so unnecessary. And if you need to use it do you really want it back in your pocket?
But it just seems like I know more and more people who have wallets, but leave them in the car or in their desk or whatever.

I know. It's an inane post, but the news is making me goofy.

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Reply Is it just me or do fewer people carry wallets these days? When I was an adolescent I remember my (Original post)
dameatball Sep 2019 OP
Voltaire2 Sep 2019 #1
Mosby Sep 2019 #2
3Hotdogs Sep 2019 #3
dameatball Sep 2019 #4
3Hotdogs Sep 2019 #6
dameatball Sep 2019 #9
targetpractice Sep 2019 #5
JI7 Sep 2019 #7
Dagstead Bumwood Sep 2019 #8
Ohiya Sep 2019 #10
dameatball Sep 2019 #18
CTyankee Sep 2019 #11
not_the_one Sep 2019 #12
2naSalit Sep 2019 #13
handmade34 Sep 2019 #14
Falcata Sep 2019 #15
MineralMan Sep 2019 #16
jpak Sep 2019 #17
Wiseman32218 Sep 2019 #19
Codeine Sep 2019 #20
PoindexterOglethorpe Sep 2019 #21
meadowlander Sep 2019 #22
MurrayDelph Sep 2019 #23
Spider Jerusalem Sep 2019 #24
elocs Sep 2019 #25

Response to dameatball (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 04:03 PM

1. I'd rather not have to carry around cards.

They seem almost as antiquated as cash.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 04:05 PM

2. A plastic cc is a lot more reliable than a smart phone.

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 04:18 PM

3. I still carry a wallet but gave up on handkerchief years ago.

Instead, when I need a hanky, I use the big one ( Wipe nose on shirt sleeve).

It works and its quicker to get to than fumbling for a small piece of cloth.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 04:20 PM

4. Good point. And shirt sleeves can be rolled up as needed to hide the evidence.

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Response to dameatball (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 04:21 PM

6. Depending on volume of discharge,

several uses per sleeve.

Not so good in summer.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 04:30 PM

9. Maybe this is why those zip-off pant legs have become popular.

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 04:21 PM

5. But for state ID or driver's license, I wouldn't need a wallet at all...

... Cash is super annoying to carry around, deposit, etc.

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 04:22 PM

7. everything is on the phone

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 04:28 PM

8. Agree regardking handkercheifs.

I probably haven't carried one of those since I was a kid, 40+ years ago. Kleenex seems to be ubiquitous at this point, so I can always bum one off of someone. But, no wallet? How does that work? I always make sure I have some cash on me, and there's my driver license, and insurance cards if there's an accident or doctor's appointment. And I have a 'dumb' phone, and that won't be of any help. So, I cant even begin to imagine life without a wallet.

I wear a wristwatch too, if that's where this conversation is eventually headed.

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 04:40 PM

10. When I was young I always carried a wallet and a comb in my back pocket...

I no longer carry a comb!

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Response to Ohiya (Reply #10)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 08:30 PM

18. Hey I forgot about that one. Wallet and comb in the right rear pocket, handkerchief in the left.

Then I got a flat top and the comb never recovered.

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 04:53 PM

11. My son is a prosecutor and he actually carries a badge in his wallet...

I mean, a real badge...you know, with the pointy shape. He has to use it to get into work every day (and the courthouse, of course). I just thought that was so cool...

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 04:57 PM

12. If we didn't carry a wallet

 

Where would we keep that condom that every teenage boy HAD to carry (but never got lucky enough to use.... so it remained virgin for such a long time that it was probably permeable... So it was lucky that we never got to use it )?



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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 06:33 PM

13. When I was young I never carried a wallet

Now I don't lock the door before I do a quick check for wallet, phone & keys. If I have all those, I'm good to go most of the time. I make a point to load all other things before going back inside to retrieve those items which also include a hat and shades.

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 07:06 PM

14. I carry

my father's wallet.... when he died I gave all the money (about 1k) in it to a woman that I had hired to help care for him and thought it would be wise to use the wallet for myself (that and his scores of handkerchiefs)

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 07:26 PM

15. Never leave the house without it

Got my license and debit card in it and usually less than $20 in it. If you've ever watched Live PD you would be amazed at the people driving around with no ID or license. That person will never be me

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 07:38 PM

16. I have pants pockets, ergo I carry a wallet.

It's in my left front pocket. In the right front pocket are my keys and a three-blade stockman's knife. Always, unless I'm flying somewhere.

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 07:40 PM

17. Lots people have their credit cards, DL etc. in a pocket on their cell phone case

What they do with cash is a mystery though....

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 10:46 PM

19. Perhaps I am Very Old-Fashioned

but I carry a money clip with about $20.00 and my ID's and insurance cards. Never had a Hankie, they just seem gross!!!

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 10:49 PM

20. I still use a wallet

 

but hankies are nasty.

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2019, 12:08 AM

21. I carry a wallet.

Despite my screen name I'm a woman, so it's in my purse.

Those who never have cash are idiots, because there are times when you do need cash, such as if you want to buy a pack of gum. Okay, so you can use your debit or credit card, but the store will have a certain minimum, usually two or three dollars, and so you wind up buying stuff you don't need just to met that minimum. If, instead, you kept twenty bucks or so in your wallet, you'd spend the fifty cents or so the gum cost. Period.

Likewise, people who never have a credit card with them are idiots because if you're somewhere and your car breaks down, how are you going to pay for the repairs? Or the hotel you need to stay in overnight?

Hankies, no one needs. There's always tissues.

When I was a little girl in Catholic school we were required to have a hanky, and a common question was, "Is it for show or blow?"

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2019, 12:30 AM

22. I stopped in China after the fourth time I caught someone trying to steal from my bag.

I figured why make it easy for them by putting all the good stuff in one liftable element.

Now I carry everything loose and in different pockets. I only ever really use one credit card, the odd loyalty card and sometimes my library card and I can plan ahead for where I'm going so whatever I need is in the top pocket and easy to grab.

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2019, 01:39 AM

23. I use a wallet

which I carry in a leather hip pouch I bought at a Renaissance Faire before hand surgery, so I could carry everything on one side. Also in the pouch are my passport, a spare cellphone battery, and my house and car keys (which thanks to keyless entry and ignition, I rarely have to take out of the pouch)

I also carry a money clip in a front pocket. Decades ago, a "travel wisely" video suggested keeping ID and money separately, so if a robber confronts you, you can throw the money at him and skedaddle the other way with you cards and ID.

I USED to carry a handkerchief, but not out of the habit.

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2019, 01:44 AM

24. I carry a wallet for cash/cards/ID

and I also wear a wristwatch because it's easier and more convenient than a phone for telling the time.

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2019, 05:18 AM

25. Remember this from Seinfeld:


I still carry a wallet, except for 20 years I have carried it in my front pocket since I had a back injury that required surgery.
Occasionally I will look through my wallet and discover things that should have been thrown away years ago, expired coupons and the like as well as my 9th grade ID card.

Carrying a wallet is likely generational and for guys our wallets really do become a part of us which is why when we lose them we are in such a panic because it's like, "My God! I've lost my hand, where did I leave my hand?"

Also, in my wallet I carry a spare key for my car so I don't worry about getting locked out.

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