Ladies, ever wonder where to put your purse at a restaurant? Yesterday I found myself thinking about the same thing at lunch. To hang my purse on the back of my chair or not—that is the question.
Since we were seated at a table for four, the woman I met for lunch placed her purse in an empty chair and draped her coat on top. Grappling with the decision myself, I put my coat in the other empty chair and hung my purse on the back of my chair.
So who chose the safer option? She did.
This morning on the news, they said Chicago police issued a warning to women who hang their purses on the back of their chairs at restaurants (yeah, that’s me). Apparently these women have become the prime targets and victims of pickpocketers.
Women are filing police reports because they are opening their bags only to find their wallets, cash and credit cards stolen.
Hanging your purse on the back of your chair may be convenient, but it’s not worth it. I remember reading a story awhile back about former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke wife getting her purse stolen the same way. This can happen to anyone.
Don’t let it happen to you! I can definitely say, I won’t be hanging my purse on the back of my chair anymore.
Check out the video below to see just how quickly thieves can get to your valuables without you even knowing it: