Last night when I bought my groceries from Associated, I asked the girl to throw everything into one bag, and not to double bag it. You know what she said back to me?
You’re the first person to ever say that to me.
It really annoys me that you can’t buy a few groceries without having it put into two plastic bags. In fact, I’m convinced that adding a second bag usually adds no value anyway. I mean, all I was buying was –
- 2 packs of frozen veggies,
- 2 packs of stir-fry beef,
- A packet of udon noodles, and
- A bottle of oyster sauce.
(No prizes for guessing what I had for dinner last night.) The total weight of the bag must have been easily under two kilos, and yet for some reason the girl thought two bags would be necessary. Ludicrous!
I remember another time when shopping at D’ag, and I said to the girl, “only one bag please”. The girl then proceeded to put the groceries into one bag, and then she double bagged it! So it seems as though the sheer concept of not double bagging is lost on New York checkout chicks.
Sad for our environment.