(This is not the soapbox I refered to yesterday, it's a new one! enjoy!)
Yesterday, my life was changed probably forever. Yes, it happened at the grocery store. I've been converted. From this day on, I will be one of 'those' people. I, Katie Mohr, will start using canvas bags. And until I buy them, I will reuse my thousands of plastic ones I get on a weekly basis from the friendly checkout baggers.
Here's what my load looked like today:
In the "Meat" bag was 3 items. 2 packs of chicken and 1 pack of bacon. The bacon, which is already sealed in plastic and packaged in cardboard had it's own plastic bag. This was on top of the large package of chicken. Then underneath was yet another bag containing the smaller package of chicken. Good thing those weren't touching or I may not be here to write this blog. 3 bags for 3 items. What?
In the "glass bottles" bag was the salsa as a free agent next to the brown bagged spaghetti sauce. Again, those glass bottles can be unpredictable, I'm comforted that my two tomato based products were kept individualized. 2 bags for 3 items. Getting better? Let's not jump to any conclusions.
Items special enough to be honored by it's own bag entirely: orange juice, whole milk, skim milk, 6-pack of soda, eggs, dishwasher detergent. Count it up folks, that's 6 bags for 6 items. Really???? Really?
My favorite was the 6-pack of Cream Soda that comes with a built in cardboard handle. This item got not one but TWO BAGS around it! 2 bags for 1 item. Errrrrrr.
The happy ending to the saga is that the sweet bagger deemed strawberries able to touch blueberries, bananas and even apricots. A sigh of relief was heard across the land.
It's no wonder our landfills are piling up. It's never been this bad. I remember when baggers started separating the chemical based items from the rest of the food and that was a big deal. Now it is clearly out of hand. Canvas bag seller-man, today is your lucky day.