This list not only will list all the items but will also give ways to fix the problem!
10. Rubber Bands
It doesn’t happen often for some people, but for me I find myself always in need of rubber bands. I organize cords all the time and I like to wrap the cords with rubber bands. Of course if you need to hold pencils together or roll up a poster you need these, too. Sometimes I just want to shoot someone in the back of the head!
I fixed this problem by slipping one or two rubber bands into the bill section of my wallet. That way I’ll always have them with me because I always have my wallet with me.
9. A Sharpie
Whether it’s to draw obscene images on the bathroom wall or to scribble them out, I find myself needing a sharpie sometimes. While it’s not all that often, it’s still something I need that I never have.
I fixed this by simply putting a sharpie in my pocket when I go out. Simple solution, but it works.
8. A Calculator
Some people just can’t do percentages in their heads. For some people it’s necessary to use a calculator to figure out the cost of something that’s 20% off or the tip with a gratuity rate of 15%.
This problem was fixed for most people when phones became commonplace and powerful enough to run a calculator. I put the calculator on my phone to one of the D Pad shortcuts for quick access.
7. Cough Drops
It’s not usually you that needs the cough drops because most people know if they’ll need them that day and they’ll slip some into their pockets. You usually end up needing them when someone asks you if you have them and you don’t. That always makes me feel terrible.
The problem with carrying around cough drops is if you don’t use them they go bad. What I do instead is I carry hard candy that I suck on anyway. That way if anyone asks for a cough drop I can give them some hard candy instead. Not as good, but better than nothing.
6. Duct Tape
Everyone knows that duct tape fixes everything. Everyone also knows that they never have it when they need to fix something.
I fixed this by slipping some duct tape into my glove compartment. It’s also possible, if you wear cargo pants or carry a bag, to carry around a roll of electrical tape. It’s smaller than duct tape which means it obviously takes up less room.
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