While visiting my son in the hospital the nurse stopped me before setting my purse on the floor in a corner of the room. Even though the floors are cleaned and disinfected, she advised strongly against it. Okay, now I am concerned. I travel frequently for business and try very hard to avoid airport restrooms, but sometimes I have waited too long and can’t avoid the inevitable. The stall (very appropriate name for those in airports) I get usually has a broken catch on the door and even a broken hook. My purse is so heavy, if I put the strap around my neck I would fall to the floor and there is definitely no way I could balance myself without touching something. Our mothers did train us well, didn’t they? So I take out my “Keep It Up”™ and proceed to put the part that usually sits on the table top into the seat cover dispenser (which is usually empty) so my purse can hang and I don’t have to put it on the floor. Remember it is heavy, so if you are ever in an airport ladies restroom that has a dispenser on the floor, you will know my purse was probably the one that did it! A small blessing under the circumstances, luckily it wasn’t me on the floor. Later I took one of my granddaughters to the restroom. She was still wearing pull ups in the process of potty training and I proceeded to “Keep It Up”™ before lining the toilet seat with strips of paper. She asked what I was doing and I explained to her about the germs and how important it is too avoid them. When she sat down to ‘do her thing’ I checked the diaper and told her how proud I was that it was clean, re-taped it and helped her pull it back up. We walked out into the restaurant after washing our hands. All of a sudden she stopped and I turned to her beaming little face as she shouted “Nana, you didn’t ‘Keep It Up’ very good” and there on the floor in the middle of Appleby’s was her diaper. I know my face was a beautiful shade of red as I scooped her up with the diaper and went back into the restroom for re-diapering.
These should be included with every purse or hand bag when purchased. I prefer the round foldable type because they are compact and the hook doesn’t catch on items in your purse. We were guests at a Bob Costa's Benefit for Children's Hospital in April and I was the only lady using the glamorous rhinestone covered “Keep It Up”™ for my evening bag. The other ladies had purses in their laps under napkins. When I mentioned the subject they said they didn't have one dressy enough for their evening bags. Now they're here. “Keep It Up”™’ brand also has a built-in magnet to help keep it folded neatly it the small black velvet bag that it comes with.