I took my own bags to the grocery store today. I have a ginormous IKEA bag made out of the blue tarp material.
When I was in Maine, I was impressed that the majority of shoppers brought their own bags. “I could do this,” I thought. I don’t like waste anymore than the next person, and those flimsy plastic bags often don’t even make it home unbroken.
The key, I’ve learned, is keeping the bags in the car.
I actually felt shy about giving the checker my bag; I needed to explain that this was something new for me. “Cool!” was her response. Perhaps the next time I can just smile and hand the checker my bag.