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Posted at 7:03 PM ET, 03/23/2010

Stuck with plastic bags

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By Amy Chai
Ellicott City

Regarding the March 17 editorial “Bag-tax anxiety” and the March 21 letter “Better to ban than to tax the bags”:

The culture of the grocery stores needs to change. I have long fought with the checkout workers to simply leave my purchases alone so that I can put them back into the cart without any bags. They seem incapable of understanding my meaning, and then they proceed to double-bag that gallon of milk.

At Safeway recently, the cashier demanded to put “paid” stickers on each and every grocery item that I purchased if I did not want bags. About halfway through the ordeal, I said, “Just put them in bags.” She smiled and got back to bagging my groceries.

Why do they have to make it impossible to do the right thing?

By editors  | March 23, 2010; 7:03 PM ET
Categories:  Maryland, environment  
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Paper or plastic? No, thank you. I have my own fabric bags and one big bag for frozen foods I got at Sam's Club.

I am OK.

Posted by: GaryEMasters | March 24, 2010 5:28 PM | Report abuse

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