Saturday, October 4, 2008

Grocery Bag Ettiquette

Goal number 98 is for me to bring bags to the grocery store 50 times. I have done alright bringing bags over the past month and a half. I am currently at 5 times, but I could do better. Melissa got me a couple of bags for my birthday and they have been great. They fit just the right amount. I took on this goal, because I have been throwing grocery bags away for years and thought it would be a good thing to stop doing that. I am not trying to stop global warming (I'm with Sarah Palin in saying that I'm not sure if it is really a human thing), I just think it is a wise thing to not add to a garbage dump.

Most of the time when I go to the grocery store, I do the self check-out. When I am there, I am in charge of bagging my own groceries. I don't mind doing it at all, actually, I like it. The problem that I have is when I go to the regular check outs, I don't know how to effectively use my own bags. There is a guy (usually more of a boy) at the end of the register ready to bag everything. What do I do? Do I just hand him my bags? Do I just not use them?

That is the question that I am trying to figure out.

I know that this is probably ranking as one of the more boring posts that I have put out, but I was just thinking about this as I was at the store and it was on my mind. I'm sure that if you want something more interesting, you can stop over at my brother's blog in the next day or two. He is running the Milwaukee Marathon tomorrow and I can't wait to hear how it went. Matt has been training for 18 weeks for his race and I am sure that he will have a great story to tell after the race. I know that he is going to do great!


Mom said...

Eric Paul, I have seen people hand bags to the bagboys at a grocery store, so you can be green at the full service line too. I love you!

Eric said...

Yeah, but it's a little awkward. I just wanted to vent my thoughts. It is just weird at times.
Also, I'm excited to see that you're internet is working!

Matt Weis said...

Just say, "Bag it, bagboy. And this time, use this bag, bagboy."

Eric said...

What if "bagboy" has downs syndrome or some other form of mental issue?

Torres is the Last name and... said...

Well, if the kid has mental issues, use that time to bond with him and show him how to bag with Your green bags. You look like a stud because you're helping the "poor sap" and you're getting the job done!

No for real. Go you and your own bags. I bought bags and I ALWAYS forget them. I do feel silly sometimes walking through the stores with my bags. I actually more afraid that they are going to accuse me of trying to steal something, even though there is no way in my entire life that I would do that, I'm just to honest.

Anyway, Kudo's to you for using your bags!

Eric said...

Yeah, I definitely forget them at times. That is why I made this goal. I had one, but always forgot it. I'm trying to get into the habit of having it on a regular basis. I used to feel weird bringing them in. After awhile you get over it.