Tuesday, August 07, 2007

I don't want %X6s89d Plastic Bags!

It is so hard to get baggers to use the reusable bags we bring with us to the grocery store rather than the plastic bags. Last night we went to the grocery store and put our reusable bags on the very front like we always do. Well the bagger started putting our produce in plastic bags. He was chatting to some customer and we had to say we brought our own bags like 5 times and finally wave them in his face to get him to use them. Then he put like 3 items in that bag and 4 items in the other (including the milk, which doesn't need to be bagged), and was like, "is plastic okay for the rest?" We had like 10 items total, our bags were definitely big enough for everything. So I noticed he'd bagged the milk and told him to take the milk out and put everything else in there instead. So the perfectly clean plastic bag that had held the other stuff, he balled it up and threw it away. People!

I'm certainly not a green Nazi, but I try to make a difference in little ways I can. Like using our $1 from Garden Ridge bags to put groceries in. Which actually makes our life easier because I can put one on each shoulder and get my groceries in in one trip (maybe 2), rather than at least 3 or so with plastic bags. But even when they actually use my bags, they still like to wrap each individual packet of meat in its own plastic bag. Sigh. No wonder we're ruining the planet; people just don't get it.

4 comments:

Christine said...

So this may be #*$backward, but if you want to save your plastic bags, we can take them to our Central Market and they recycle them. It's aggravating I know. See you soon!

Tara said...

It really is annoying to try and deal with reusable bags, because by and large baggers suck. I try, I do. I try to put the heavy things at the head of the line, and group cold things together... I can't understand why they have so much trouble. I frequently butt in and move things around to pack a better bag, but it would be nice if they could just figure it out themselves.

yer mama said...

I just pack it up myself, I hate how baggers bag. And if it takes longer, so be it. They can kiss my booty.

Jooley Ann said...

I counted the other day when I got home. It was something like 12 items in 9 plastic bags. I am not exaggerating! I kick myself when I forget my own bags b/c I HATE the berjillion plastic bags I end up with otherwise. Ugh!