We have all have experienced it. What is it?
When you have been packed or bagged by an over zealous clerk at a check out counter.
So you say to me—Well what do you mean? All right let’s start at the beginning.
You are in the grocery store. You have a whole wagon (or cart) of food and supplies. Looking back—maybe it is at least $100 dollars worth. There are heavy cans—paper supplies–meat—deli items—pet supplies—soda—bread and etc.
Then the clerk rings everything up. Looks with a gleam in her eye and then tries to fit it all into two dinky plastic bags. WHY??? Is she on some kind of mission to save plastic bags by giving me something unrealistic to lift to and from my car? Does she think Superman or Wonder woman is out there sitting —waiting to put these concrete weights into and out of my car?
Then there is the I Am Saving The Planet starting with you clerk. I stopped off at the Rite Aid store. They have a great section of low priced cookies, crackers, canned fruit, paper supplies, plastic pitchers, cleaning supplies, kitchen towel, dish rags and more. So I though I would stock up and had one of those plastic carry baskets stacked up to the rim.
I approached the counter and the manager clerk—said —just lift the whole basket onto the counter—-it is easier. It was a little heavier to do it.
Then he said I like to try and save the earth by using fewer bags. He proceeded to stuff things and even lined the pitcher with things inside. Well—he was very pleased with himself. But I said to him—I can not lift that. So he looked foolishly puzzled. I mean who could—maybe we should have had a weight lifting contest with the other people standing behind me. Then he got the message and used another bag.
I have a message to you clerks out there—-It’s great you care so much about the environment. But if you are trying to save it—-start with the person after me. Your store’s bags are so cheap and the money I spent paid for it many times over.
Besides I recycle these bags on my own. I store hats and handbags in my closet with bags. They also are used to pick up the debris from cleaning up in the garden. I use the plastic bags as garbage bags for my garbage can.
So get the message guys—just do your job—you are not saving the world on my time. You just complicate things for me.