My dilemma is that I'm not important enough at my job to carry a briefcase, so people would think I'm weird if I did that. And I'm way too old to be wearing a backpack (if you're not in school, stop kidding yourself). Plus, I'm not quite crazy enough for a fanny pack or "secure" enough for a man-purse. I would bring one of the two insulated lunch bags we have at the house, but one is anagrammed with my son's name, and the other is actually an insulated breast pump case. So people would either think I'm stealing a coworker's lunch or stealing a single mother's breast pump. Which is why I'm stuck with the grocery bag.
Some days my lunch is really big (which is why I'm overweight). This morning I brought a few leftovers, a roll, a bag of chips (yes, an entire bag), and a jar of homemade salsa (yes, an entire jar). So a plastic bag wasn't gonna cut it. And if I carry two bags into work, it looks like I went to the store on the way there, which is weird.
Okay, so flashback to a few months ago... my wife bought some of those reusable grocery bags at the store. Not because we particularly care about the environment. It's just that they don't rip as easily if the 16 year-old grocery sacker puts 48 cans of soup in one bag. But every time we go to the store, we forget we have them. So they've sat in the Stow-N-Go in our