Have you ever seen a man with his back pocket bulging from an overstuffed wallet? Do you know a woman who carries around a huge purse? Do you ever wonder what could be in there, like old rubber bands, ketchup packets, her kids’ Legos, or a stapler?You can tell a lot about a person by what’s in their purse, backpack, or even bedroom.
Now it’s your turn: Make a complete list of all the items you find in YOUR backpack, purse, wallet, or bedroom closet.
If someone came across your backpack, purse, wallet, or bedroom closet but didn’t know you at all, what could that person guess about you? Explain.
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