Original and Compact Ragtotes
Having been raised to refer to periods as “The Curse,” and plagued by years of heinous female problems, I have never been one to celebrate my menstruation. The Original and Compact Ragtotes are bejeweled, appliquéd plastic celebrations of the flow cheerfully announcing their use in a wavy font.
First problem: I could not get them open. Angrily, I finally popped the latch. Next, they seemed small. I am a backup woman. The Original fits one regular-sized tampon exactly. The Compact appealed to me more, and I packed it with three minis, giving me a sense of reassurance.
The hand wipes are the best! Cute and functional, these things rock. Ever the trooper, I loaded my totes - one for my purse, one for my knitting bag - and hit the world. Funny thing happened, my audacious Original Ragtote became one of my essentials.
I always hated how my pads would slide around in my purse getting tainted with blush. I hated rooting fruitlessly, realizing I was all out of napkins. My sequined companion told me I was covered. Since it only carried one tampon at a time, it had to be filled, or I would leave it out of my purse.
Imagine to be never caught out again empty-handed. Never to search for quarters to feed evil, broken feminine hygiene product dispensers. The Curse has ended! Long live the Tote!