Wednesday, October 28, 2009

10.28 Why?

I'm feeling crabby. I want someone to tell me what the magic words are, since I don't seem to be able to figure them out myself.

I patronize a grocery store that has gone to selling reusable grocery bags. I have purchased a large stash of said bags. I even mostly remember to take the bags with me when I go shopping.

Will someone please explain why the same checkers who cannot seem to pack more than 2 items per plastic bag take great glee in packing everything into two bags (generally with the bananas on the bottom) and handing me back the "extra" three bags I gave them?

I have tried reminding them that there are more bags available, asking them to consider using the other bags, and telling them outright that I want all the bags used, not just some of them. Nothing seems to work; it doesn't matter which checker, the age of the checker or when in the process that I make my pleas.

I'm feeling crabby.


gayle said...

If only common sense were more common...
Ask me about the time I bought 9 items at the grocery store, and the earnest young man who bagged them used 7 bags.

Cathy said...

Yeah. I hear you.

The note on the bagger side of the counter says "place 5 items in bag".

I guess we'll just have to assume that no one wants to be told what to do.