Hahaha, this is so true: the part where you have to decide whether or not to buy a token and the whole struggle to actually buy one. So glad there are more people I share this anxiety with.
You’re right, that women tend to carry the world in their purse, but then, everything else in the purse seems traceable, but rarely the metro card. Sometimes I intentionally wear clothing with pockets (because not all pair of pants and dresses have pockets), when I know I have to travel via metro, only so that the metro card remains handy. Obviously, first I have to find the metro card before leaving home :P
Thanks for your words, Pranav.