My friends say to me “Babe, I love those clear bags but I can’t carry one because everyone will see the embarrassing stuff I carry”.

To which I reply “RIGHT ON!”

Currently I’m carrying my clear bag filled with empty pill capsules that I bought online. There is nothing as glamorous as trying to dig your lipstick out of a pile of pills. Nothing. Just think of it, when you’re looking for your lipstick you can have bystanders hold fists full of your pills while you search. What better way to make friends?

When I get tired of the pills I’m going to fill it with tampons.

Then maybe empty prescription bottles or orange ear plugs? Condoms? M&Ms? The possibilities are endless.

On her way to finding answers to your questions, Babe sees and hears a lot. Loiterer tells some of these stories, but she’s just one loiterer in a city of thousands — send your overheards and pocket-sized anecdotes her way.

the author

Babe Scanlon is a writer living and working in San Francisco. She's worked as an archaeologist, computer game designer, agent at Agent Provocateur and hypnotherapist. She is controlling your mind at this very moment.

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