I don’t usually pay attention to commercials, but I hate this one. And it’s not because my husband has forgotten or lost his wallet on one or two several occasions (but I think his Absent-Minded Professor shtick is adorable, so it’s okay).

Why don’t you have your own wallet, girlfriend? Be prepared!

My mama taught me to always have my own money. Starting in 5th grade I always kept a quarter (or more) in a hidden compartment in my flute case for an emergency phone call. I don’t carry my flute around anymore (because that would be kinda weird), but I can magically find emergency money if needed. And I’ve never been rich. Or a Girl Scout (too much work). 

Just prepared.