People noticed that I rarely bring bags when I go out anymore. Instead I carry small coin purses. When I go out to facilitate an art workshop, I come wearing my working apron and my coin purse in my hand. My phone is tucked in one of the pockets of my apron and in the other pockets are my hand sanitizers, tissues, fan, insect repellant and another pocket for my camera.
My students know this from day one that their teacher goes to work in an apron and goes home wearing it. Some of them also say that 't.lui' has cute coin purses where she keeps exact bills and coins for fare and that she keeps her money elsewhere for security. Shhhhh!