New pet peeve
Saturday, July 24, 2010 1:17:27 AM
Stores that charge me for a plastic bag after I spend a whopping amount of money in their establishment. I told the clerk that I knew it wasn't her fault but that I didn't agree with the "NEW" policy. She said, (because she's trained to say this) "It encourages people to be more aware of the environment." I replied, "I think its hypocritical because, look at all the overly packaged stuff you are selling in this store. If your company was concerned with the environment they would eliminate excessive packaging in the products they sell." Touchee!
Besides, I usually bring my own bag, but you know, sometimes you forget , or sometimes you are taking a leisurely walk without your bag and decide, "Oh I should buy some icecream and cereal." So what do they expect me to do? Walk 5 kilometres home to get my reusable bag and then drive back in my car wasting fossil fuels so I have the privilege of shopping in their store? Time to write a letter.