I try to be nice, I really do, but there are times when I can hold back no longer.
I seem to have a phrase that rings through my ears every time I walk into a shop:
“Would you like a bag?”
I’ve worked in a supermarket so I know how ‘auto pilot’ the job becomes and I know staff are just trying to be courteous and helpful, but isn’t it time to change the policy? Isn’t it time to assume no bag required unless someone asks for it?
Here are a few places I’ve been offered a bag for just ONE purchase over the past couple of months:
In Morrisons I was offered a bag for one tin of baked beans:
At Holland and Barratt I was offered a bag for a bag of dried bananas (although I’ve since read that all their bags are paper, so that’s not *quite* so bad I suppose)
While the Co-Operative were sure I needed a bag for my bagged bread:
What about you – have you been offered a bag for just one item recently?
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