Purse hooks at Poor Phil's

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By Sarah Corbin

Shopping & Business Blogger

At some point in my life, after kids, after I started working again, the bag I carry with me, my purse, it got a bit big. I love my bag right now. I can hold a file folder, my wallet, and an extra set of children's clothes.  (Purse was purchased at Scratch n' Sniff by the way - too cute right?)  It's a completely versatile carry all.  BUT it's big. When I go out to restaurants, or even just from shop to shop to take photos, it gets in the way. There is no good place to put my purse.

And it's not safe to hang your purse off the back of a chair right? If I do that I spend my whole meal worrying that someone is walking too closely to my table so that they can grab my purse.  And putting my purse on the table? Aside from being a bit unclean on the table, it gets in the way and almost necessitates a whole other place setting for the amount of room my purse needs. 

Poor Phils just installed purse hooks. And I'm over the top excited about it. Really. Maybe it's a small thing (literally small things) but to me, that small customer service gesture makes my dining experience much more enjoyable.

I love the idea of being a comfortable bar fly at Poor Phils.

There isn't a worry that my purse is on the floor.  I don't have to experience chair paranoia.  And there it is, tucked under the bar.  So I can go enjoy a craft brew on tap and feel relaxed - about everything including my pocket book.  Or my shopping bag.

Thanks Poor Phils for small gestures that make a huge impact for this one small customer.

Email: sarah.abboreno@gmail.com Twitter: @localoakpark

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