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View Poll Results: Phone, keys, wallet?
In my pockets at all times, even at home 10 11.11%
Put all three aside when I get home 42 46.67%
Just my phone always on my person, even at home 32 35.56%
Other 6 6.67%
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Old Posted Aug 17, 2020, 5:40 PM
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Phone, keys, wallet

Do you keep some or all of them on your person at all times during waking hours?

For me, the location of these items defines the boundary between away from home and home. The very first act in sloughing off the outside world is the ritualistic emptying of my pockets into a little bin on my desk, which is when the relaxation can begin (or work, in my case--home office).

But these days so many people seem glued to their phones all the time. How representative would SSP be in a poll?
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Wallet in my back pocket, keys in my front. No phone other than my landline (because I too see people glued to their phones all the time and it makes me want to puke).

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Keys and wallet are usually on my desk at home and work. Phone is usually on my person when I'm awake.
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Keys in a bowl near the entrance. Cell phone, wallet (and stack of folded papers to balance my wallet) in a Coca-Cola bottle caddy, on a side table, next to my spot on the couch. That caddy also contains my TV clickers and wrist watch. The side table holds my old-timey land line phone (which I use 95% of the time from home) and answering machine.

I grab my wallet keys and cell phone as soon as I leave the house and drop them back in their spot as soon as I return. Separation of church and state (at least, pre-pandemic).
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At home and at work, all 3 come out of my pocket.

At work they go on my desk (where I'm at all the time anyways and its a secure building).

At home, they go on a flat surface nearby in case I'm leaving.

For the phone I usually plug it in almost all the time, so it's beside me at the computer if I need it. Sometimes I'll take it to the couch to play games while watching TV.

And when I go to bed, the phone stays out in the living room. The only electronics in my bedroom are my stereo (which is also my alarm clock) and the Timex Ironman watch I wear 24/7.
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My cell phone is near exclusively used as a phone and texting device. I do not have a data plan. I only have to charge it once or twice a week.

I do keep the wi-fi on for in the house.

Phone stays in the living room at night. Emergency? Call the our land line.

My partner though, she's addicted to her phone. On her 24/7. Plays games anytime we're sitting on the couch. Surfs the net. Young people stuff. Her keys? Always forgets them at home.
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I don’t use a wallet - I’ve only four credit card-sized things to carry and they’re always in my back pocket (99% of the time) or front (when in shorts or joggers).

Personal and work mobiles are never far. I carry both in my hand when stepping away from
my desk during work days. At home they’ll be close to wherever I am - on kitchen table while I cook, on desk while I’m gaming, etc.

Keys I don’t keep in my pocket unless I take off just the ones I need to get into my house (for example, when jogging). Otherwise, especially with the car key attached, they’re just laid somewhere.
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Wallet in my back pocket, keys in my front. No phone other than my landline (because I too see people glued to their phones all the time and it make me want to puke).
What's with the back pocket thing? How do you sit down comfortably on a less than cushiony surface?
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What's with the back pocket thing? How do you sit down comfortably on a less than cushiony surface?
It also looks terrible. Though if like SHH you only have a few slim cards, it's not so bad.
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I have a man purse.

When I am at home it has its own spot on a shelf in the kitchen next to the microwave.

I generally take my phone out of the man purse when I am at home, but I don't keep it right next to me. I generally keep it plugged in. Right now it is on a table at the other end of the room.

I am not usually on my phone when I am watching TV and it's something I actually want to watch. If I am forced to watch something with my wife and kids I may take my phone and scan SSP while pretending to pay attention.

My cards, cash and keys pretty much stay in my man purse all the time. My car has keyless push start and I enter and exit the house through the garage so the inside door is always unlocked.
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I have a man purse.
Do you carry it in your hand when you're out and about doing things?
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I take 4 things when I leave the house:

- wallet (I should really slim this down to a handful of cards)
- keys (again, I should slim this down to front door house key and car fob)
- watch
- phone

I leave most of these by the front entrance when I’m at home except the phone which I carry around and leave in random parts of the house.
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On my person always, except when sleeping, swimming, or showering, or you-know-what.
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What's with the back pocket thing? How do you sit down comfortably on a less than cushiony surface?
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It also looks terrible.
Wallet goes into my back pocket, but there's a balancing issue (in terms of sitting down/comfort, and visually), which is why I also carry a stack of folded papers on my other back pocket. The origin of that stack of papers was academic: I would carry my class schedule, some notes, periodic table and all sorts of other useful papers for college. I do consider switching to a second empty wallet to thwart would be pick-pockets, but old habits die hard.

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I have a man purse.
I am trying to imagine what that man purse looks like. I'm thinking about that episode of Freinds where Rachel sells Joey a man purse.
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isn't a "man purse" a satchel?
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isn't a "man purse" a satchel?
It's a lot smaller than a satchel.

Looks like this:

https://www.rockcowleatherstudio.com...wallet-ess2183
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Do you carry it in your hand when you're out and about doing things?
In my hand, or it hangs on a short wrist strap.

It also comes with an over-the-shoulder strap so you can carry it like a purse, but I don't use that. Too feminine for me.
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Wrist strap. I’d no idea you were so fabulous, Acajack. I love it.
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I take 4 things when I leave the house:

- wallet (I should really slim this down to a handful of cards)
- keys (again, I should slim this down to front door house key and car fob)
- watch
- phone

I leave most of these by the front entrance when I’m at home except the phone which I carry around and leave in random parts of the house.
Next poll: Who wears a watch these days?
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