Well it’s not my mobile phone that’s for sure. I’m the only person I know who knows the location of all the public telephones in all the major shopping centres in Sydney and Newcastle. And trust me, there’s not many. And the few that are out there will be a long walk from wherever you currently are. And everyone rolls their eyes and says – well where’s your phone? Well it’s on the kitchen bench of course. Usually with a flat battery. Playing those 3D games really drains the battery let me tell you.
And I’m always hopeful it’s not my keys. Because if I leave home without them, then getting back into home involves a tight shimmy through the dog door. That’s been done more than once. And those bruises last a long time.
If I said reading glasses I’d be getting close. But I can still get away with not having them. There’s always someone standing around waiting to read me a food label or price tag. And I don’t normally eat out alone so Daz can read me the menu. Although that’s getting painful to watch. He squints and moves it backwards and forwards and I yell at him – why don’t you wear your glasses! Then Lloyd rolls his eyes and says – you’re like two old people.
But there are two things I’d never leave home without.
Sunglasses and shoes.
I never go outside without my sunnies on. Even in winter or on cloudy days. I don’t know if I’m light sensitive or what. I do suffer from migraines so maybe. But if I was being kidnapped or something and they said I could only take one thing it’d be a pair of shoes. Preferably runners. I never ever go anywhere inside or out barefoot. As soon as I get out of bed in the morning I slip straight into my thongs. They are waiting there pointing in the right direction right level with where my feet will be when I sit up. Then I put on my runners for my run then back into the thongs to go to the shower then straight into boots or sandals for the day. I cannot stand my feet being out.
So it’s a tough choice but I’d say shoes. We’ll pretend I was already wearing my sunglasses so they don’t count.
And a hairband and a bobby pin.