Yesterday after work, we stopped by HEB to grab some bananas. Upon entering the store, we received a coupon for a free earth gift- a reusable grocery bag. At the checkout, the lady puts the bananas in a plastic bag and then hands us the reusable bag. Okay, I guess we will just use that bag at a later point in time.
That is normally the opposite of what happens when we bring reusable bags to the store. The baggers are so nice about taking and using them, too nice in fact. On big shopping days, we have more groceries than can reasonable fit into our few cloth bags. But that won't stop them from trying. Maybe they are worried we will be mad at them if they have to use a plastic bag, but they fill them over maximum capacity. I have even tried to tell them it is okay if they need to use plastic, I don't mind. To which they always "oh, no, it'll fit" and I end up leaving the store with items falling out all over the place.
But despite that odd little occurrence, I really do love cloth bags. They are easier to carry, won't break on you, hold more, and enable you to look down upon all the rest of you earth haters still using plastic bags....just kidding on that last one, I promise.