So, I was at the grocery store today. I usually bring along my own eco-friendly bag. I also usually shop at a store that is bag it yourself, or run through the self-checkout line because I'm a pretty light shopper and am at the grocery a couple times a week.
Either way, I wasn't paying attention today, and was at a store where they bag for you. The clerk was about half done bagging (two plastic bags) when I apologized and pointed out I brought my own bag. While she was ringing the rest, I started moving the goods over into my bag myself, so as to not bother her (she appeared to be having the worst day of her life). She proceeds to dump out the contents of the filled bag, and throw the empty plastic bag away.
Did I do something wrong?
She missed the point. I bring bags so as to not use bags, and she's throwing out bags that are brand new for no reason?
More importantly, just wondered if anyone had caught this in the news.
Battle of the Bags: Paper vs. Plastic
I was surprised. Any thoughts? discuss.