Every time I am transferred from one city to another, it’s a golden time for my maid; coz I tend to leave loads of my stuff behind – clothes, shoes, utensils and what not. The other day when I was sitting in my balcony, sipping tea and planning over my upcoming trip to Pune, it just dawned on to me. It’s the JustInCase bug! :spin My assignment in Pune was official and only for a week with a completely packed schedule of meetings and seminars. Nonetheless, I was at my great generosity while packing. I packed some casual wear – JustInCase :hiya I hang out in the city; which would have been a rare thing to happen given the deadlines of work though. I also kept an evening dress – JustInCase :hiyathere was a formal event in the office. And so I had to pack the smart lacy sandals matching the dress besides the casual pair of shoes and formal sandals that I was already carrying. Not to mention the bulky sports shoes that I were to be wearing during the travel! Only to avoid any JustInCase incident to haunt me, I overpacked things – obviously not even using half of them during the trip. When going out for shopping, the JustInCase hysteria strikes again – especially if it’s the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comffice:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><st1lace w:st="on">SALE</st1lace></st1:City> season. Although a pair of shoes would be last on my list to be purchased, JustInCase :hiyaits price might be sky high again, it gets credited to my shoe-rack already full of a dozen of the like. Not unlikely, while traveling to <st1:City w:st="on"><st1lace w:st="on">Chicago</st1lace></st1:City>, I was carrying just everything with me. Be it extra or a variety of shoes, home made pickles & chutney, a bag full of spices, utensils or just any/all clothes that I could carry within the prescribed weight limits. All because JustInCase :hiyaI do not get my favorite brands or fits there! Traveling light does not seem to gel with my philosophy. But that’s not all; coz like all the Venus species, women, I get attached to each of my belongings – even the tiniest, cheapest of things and parting becomes real difficult. Why go far, any empty juice bottle or a disposable container that is intact/beautiful goes in the storage box - JustInCase :hiyaI might want to use it in the future! And, on and on i go, accumulating things coz - JustInCase :hiyasomething happens when I might want to use my extraneous collection I keep extending with a variety of things. The consequences – things keep waiting to be used and more often than not I get bored of them. Or, I have to leave them behind when I move. Or, else pay for the extra luggage I am carrying. Still, that never dampens my spirit! :idea: So, what do you think? Anyone else bitten by this JustInCase :hiyabug? My husband says it makes me special – womanly special :tongue Cheers Charu..