Thursday, March 12, 2009

Baggage

Okay, over the past few weeks there have been lots of things about which I've thought, "I should mention that on dullgloomy", but as you can see, it hasn't happened.

Today I went to The Bay to purchase something small. Very small. About the size of a DVD case, but 1/3 as thick. I went to pay for it, and can you guess what the gal did? She put it in a bag. A gift-bag-styled bag.

"That's quite a bag for this one thing," I said.

She just sort of looked up out of the top of her eyes and said something non-commital like, "Uh huh."

"Seems a bit excessive doesn't it?"

No response.

So I flipped the bag over and said, "I hope this is recyclable."

"I think it is," she replied.

Come on, people! It's so silly that I bought a pair of shoe laces at Walmart the other day and had to say, "Wait. I don't need a bag for that." And now a heavy-duty gift bag for one small thing? Yeesh.

2 comments:

John said...

It's remarkable. I totally agree. I often refuse bags now by keeping a reusable cloth bag handy. Every little bit, right?

Sonya said...

You boys need purses (and considering what that small Bay purchase was, that shouldn't really make you feel that uncomfortable).