What's in your wallet?

Heavy stuff

Everyone has a distinct personality and it can be made out from the way one talks, dresses and sometimes even the things one carries.

People personalise their wallets not just by the colours and designs but also by the items that they put in them.

And while some people keep their wallets clean with only cash, others often carry items which hold some importance to them, giving an insight into their minds.

Metrolife interacted with some people in the City to find out what are the most likely things one can find in their bags.   “Other than the usual cash, I carry passport-size photos of myself and an alternate Sim card,” says Sumukhi, a professional.

Photographs are common with many, be it of themselves or of religious deities.
“As I am a religious guy, I carry a photo of God. I also carry few passport size photographs, just in case the need arises,” says Abhinav, a market analyst.
 “I have a photo of God which was given to me by my grandmother,” says Akiesh, an IT professional. Photographs of family and friends also find their way inside the wallet.
“I always carry a photo of my college gang and my family with me,” says Lorna, a marketing professional.  Other than photos, there is also junk that finds its way into the precious space.

 “There are always some old bills which I forget to throw, a courier receipt and ATM receipts,” says Abhinav.

“I always have tonnes of ATM receipts in my wallet,” says Rashmi, a student.
Mementos too find a place in wallets. “I keep a coin that my brother gave me when he came from abroad and a tissue which my friend had signed on,” says Lorna.  Old currency seems quite popular too. “People often carry Chinese coins tied with a red ribbon in their purse. In Feng Shui, if you keep these coins in your purse, it’s believed that your purse will never be empty,” says Abhinav.

A weird thing that some people carry is bills to remind them of the time spent with important people or precious things they purchased.

“I keep old tickets of the movies I had seen with my best friends,” says Sumukhi. “I have a bill of the meal, I took all my friends for on the last day at my first office!” says Lorna.
“I keep the receipt of the engagement ring I bought for my girlfriend,” says Akiesh.

One would have thought that people like to keep their wallets as light as possible but it seems like they think otherwise.

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