This morning, I stopped off at the grocery store to pick up food for breakfast. I forgot to bring the oatmeal I have at home, and I was in desperate need for some food this morning. Since there’s a grocery store on my way to work, I stopped by to get some breakfast-type food. Some of this will also be eaten for snacks, too.
At any rate, this particular store had the green canvas bags available. The one by my house has been out of them for some time. Since they’re inexpensive ($1.20), and I can only fit so much into the bag my mother made of my old maternity jeans, I decided to purchase one. Besides, I figured with this bag, I’m less likely to get blank or quizzical stares from the cashiers when I go to the store. At least I’m using one of their bags, right?
So, with my trusty green bag in hand, I collected all the items I needed and brought them to the register. I purposefully placed the green bag before all other items, so that those items could be placed into the bag. Makes sense, right? Well, the girl ringing up my items grabbed a plastic bag and started putting the bag into the plastic bag. When she looked at me (I must have looked completely scandalized, or something), she asked, “Is plastic okay?”
“Um, could you put everything into the green bag?” I asked.
Then she looked at the bag that she just scanned, then said, “Oh, I guess I can do that.”
How in the world am I supposed to Save the Planet if others around me are completely missing the point?