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Re: [humanism-174] you want a bag for that?

From: Linas K M.
Sent on: Sunday, October 7, 2012 1:19 PM
This is why I always try to bag myself, and when that's not an option, I often have to tell the cashier "as few bags as possible, please!" and often I have to repeat myself..   The other thing I don't like is the size of the bags themselves, they seem to be shrinking, so you need more bags!   And I reuse all my bags, I just wish I was better about actually bringing bags back to the store!

What's crazy is the confused look in the cashier's eyes, when you ask them for no bags or few bags, like they have no idea why anyone wouldn't want one!

On Sun, Oct 7, 2012 at 9:42 AM, Ellen <[address removed]> wrote:
Very much so!

On Sun, Oct 7, 2012 at 9:25 AM, Chris K <[address removed]> wrote:
Sorry. What I should have suggested is that employees be taught not to offer a bag for a single item but rather to give one only if a customer asks. I think that makes more sense, no?


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On Oct 7, 2012, at 9:10 AM, Ellen <[address removed]> wrote:

Absolutely. But sometimes they do ask whether I need a bag, and the frequency of those times sees to be increasing slowly. Especially when the cashier is younger. So there's hope!

On Sun, Oct 7, 2012 at 7:39 AM, Chris K <[address removed]> wrote:
We have a serious problem in this country. It seems like every time I go into  the store and buy the smallest item, even a single candy bar or a pop, the cashier will ask me "Do you want a bag for that"?

Everyone should be concerned about filling up landfills and dumps with plastic bags. Yet it seems that every cashier at every store that I go into does the same thing over and over again. I think it's about time we had a serious discussion in the commercial sector about ways of reducing waste in the same manner that we've done on a community level.

Does this bother anyone else?


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