Protect Your Square Credit Card Reader--Tip from a Book-Selling Ninja

OK, not a ninja so much as a middle-aged mother of three with so much junk in her purse that my previous credit-card reader got ruined. Behold:

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When I got a new Square, I trimmed the foam packaging to fit inside an old tin for mints.

Not just any box of mints, but my "Chicago" mints I got in a thank-you basket for leading the Young Clergy Women conference last summer:


Come to think of it, it's possible my purse is some kind of technology-munching menace. My Jawbone also got destroyed, even though I kept it in its own separate purse pocket. Now it's in an old coin purse.

Like I said... not a ninja.