This is Why I Don’t Carry a Purse!

Or fix Lucy’s plastic rear window which is currently blowing in the wind.

I love these massive group e-mails which appear at first glance to be safety warnings. This one was titled Ladies Beware. I think that they’re actually subversive methods intended to keep women afraid of doing anything. Don’t walk alone in parks! Don’t walk down the sidewalk! Do not be alone, ever!

And yet, there is probably some truth in the warning below. It is yet one more reason why I do not drive. That often. I get so much flack from my family for not carrying on our gas guzzling legacy. Riding bikes is dangerous, they tell me. But you can drive to the mall and get runover by a carjacker.


Heads up everyone! Please, keep this circulating… You walk across the parking lot, unlock your car and get inside. You start the engine and shift into Reverse. When you look into the rearview mirror to back out of your parking space, you notice a piece of paper stuck to the middle of the rear window. So, you shift into Park, unlock your doors, and jump out of your car to remove that paper (or whatever it is) that is obstructing your view. When you reach the back of your car, that is when the car jackers appear out of nowhere, jump into your car and take off. They practically mow you down as they speed off in your car.

And guess what, ladies? I bet your purse is still in the car. So now the carjacker has your car, your home address, your money, and your keys. Your home and your whole identity are now compromised!


If you see a piece of paper stuck to your back window, just drive away. Remove the paper later. And be thankful that you read this e-mail. I hope you will forward this to friends and family, especially to women. A purse contains all kinds of personal information and identification documents, and you certainly do NOT want this to fall into the wrong hands.

Please keep this going.

Thank you.

Lieutenant Tony Bartolome
Bureau of Investigations
Florida Highway Patrol
P.O. Box 59352 7 Orlando , FL 32859


About katiekelly

I grew up in a parking lot.
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4 Responses to This is Why I Don’t Carry a Purse!

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  3. katiekelly says:

    Reading this, I just realized I have one good reason not to get my destroyed plastic rear window replaced!

  4. katiekelly says:

    Why did I say that? That was, like, the first sentence of my post. Duh…

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