I had to pick up a few things at Kroger yesterday. It was enough groceries to warrant the use of a cart, but few enough to use the express lane. Most of the time I remember to bring in my green bags, and this time was no exception. Some of the items included two gallons of milk and two bottles of wine. As I was checking out, the girl asked if I wanted my milk in a bag. I said yes because two fit nicely in the green bags and it makes them easier to carry. I like that they ask though.
Then we get to the wine. She asks if I’m old enough, and I tell her yes, more than twice over. She might have been new, but she looked a little confused about how to bag the wine so they wouldn’t break. She wraps the first one in a plastic bag, tying it in knots that will never come out. (A) If I have green bags, I’m probably using them to avoid plastic. (B) A plastic bag is not going to protect that wine bottles from breaking.
I always bring more green bags than I’ll need, so I had enough to used them to wrap the wine bottles and pad the bottom of the bag. She was really nice, maybe new, and you’ll be happy to know I didn’t lecture her or give her the link to my blog. 😉