It IS about the #@%#& pockets

And about sex discrimination. Did I mention sex discrimination? SEX DISCRIMINATION

A lovely afternoon at the ballpark, right?

Thirty minutes before we left the house for a baseball game – the first one we have gone to in – wow, I can’t even remember in how long, but since the Before Times, Mr T said something about he didn’t think I could take a purse into the ballpark.

Which – who would make such a stupid rule?

I checked the website.

A purse is allowed – a single-compartment bag 9x5x2.

Which is a size that I, owner of many purses, do not own.

And I had no intention of spending the next 30 minutes trying to buy one. I mean, where would I even start? There’s a Walgreen’s two blocks from my house, but does Walgreen’s sell purses?

I had wanted to wear a sleeveless dress because

  1. It’s comfortable and my new rule is “No clothes that hurt”
  2. It was warm so I wanted sleeveless
  3. See Number 1.

But – the dress had no pockets.

Without pockets, where do I put my

  1. Phone
  2. Glasses case
  3. Migraine med
  4. Handkerchief
  5. Emergency chocolate
  6. Wallet
  7. All the other stuff I don’t even think about that lives in my purse and that goes with me when I leave the house?

All you women are laughing because you know the real question is, “Even with pockets, where do I put these things?”

Which indeed was the case.

I changed my clothes plans to jeans (ick – clothes that hurt and too hot for the weather) and tried to find places for my stuff.

The glasses case, the chocolate, and the wallet had to stay home.

The phone fits only about one third of the way into my front pocket. It fits better into my back pocket, but still only about halfway, meaning it would be easy to steal, so it has to go in the front.

Test putting your phone into the pockets of a man’s jeans.

Yeah.

Now are you angry?

Wait.

It gets better.

When I had to go to the bathroom, I couldn’t leave my phone in my pocket, either the front or the back.

Why?

BECAUSE AS A PERSON PULLS HER JEANS DOWN, A PHONE WILL FALL OUT OF THE POCKET ONTO THE FLOOR OF THE PUBLIC RESTROOM.

THANK YOU BREWERS.

Mr T said, “I think you might have a legitimate case of sex discrimination.”

I think he might be right.

3 thoughts on “It IS about the #@%#& pockets

  1. Uhhhh. Also AUGH. I guess they don’t have any scanners to x-ray tote bags or similar and don’t want people bringing in guns [which: I approve of keeping guns out of baseball]? BUT STILL.

    And women have been trained that baseball is a Men’s Space and they can only earn their spot by being Cooler Than The Other Girls and thus trained against even the most bland of objections if things are awry. I hateses so many things.

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  2. It’s been a few years since I went to a baseball game, but I took my regular size purse in. I just needed it inspected. It was the Cleveland Indians. I would love some good deep pockets.

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