On Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 6:23:38 AM UTC-5, micky wrote:
If you are talking about those green Grab Bags they advertise on TV they ar
e not very large, but still nice bags in that they will attach to the cart
sides and stand up and stay open. If you are interested in these you can b
uy them at Bed, Bath, & Beyond for the same price as advertised on TV and m
ostly likely they can be purchased at Target and Walgreen's. If you have a
BB&B $5 off coupon even better.
There is another version of these called Cart Helper bags that are about 4-
5 times larger and attach to the cart and will stay open. I've been using
a set for about 10 years. Great product! I unload them onto the grocery c
onveyor belt and the bagger puts them back in after ringing up. It has cut
down on those annoying plastic bags tremendously
The dollar stores around here DO NOT have a recycle bin for bags or
anything else. In fact this one (where I had the problem) dont even
have a trash barrel outside. If I get too many bags and use a shopping
cart, I toss all the extra bags in the cart.
You need to get pissed at the government , not the clerk. By law, or store
policy the items must be bagged in certain ways.
After items were placed in the bags, they can not be reused.
As Bob said, buy your self some diapers.
On Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 7:55:51 AM UTC-4, micky wrote:
I'm not aware that there are any govt regulations concerning what
gets bagged with what either. The only govt regulations in this
regard that I've seen are the few places that ban plastic bags.
Apparently he's saying it's store policy not to reused a bag.
I can understand not reusing one that's left the store, but not
reusing one that's been on the register counter the whole time
is pretty dumb. If clerks in my store were throwing away bags
just because they aren't on the rack, I'd end that fast. Multiple
bags wind up coming off all the time, by either customer or bagger.
I see that all the time here, but I don't see anyone throwing them
Overall, I think he has a valid point. The number of bags used
could be reduced by more careful bagging. Here, I don't see any
strict rules like his store has. They do always put eggs and
fresh meat in a separate bag. Also, things like detergent or
motor oil would never be put with food. Other than that, not sure
there are any rules here. I do notice some like to double bag
the heavy items or limit how much they put in one bag. But those
plastic bags around here are pretty tough. I've rarely had one
even start to rip open, and never had one where it split and stuff
One big supermarket here was trying to limit the use of bags.
They sold fabric, reusable ones for just $1 and gave you a few
cents discount for each reusable bag that you used each time.
After a couple years, they ended it, saying it had been very
successful. That part I doubt. I rarely see anyone using them.
They do have a bag recycling spot to return the plastic ones
right at the store entrance. I have a big pile here, waiting to
go. Problem is, I never can remember to put them in the car.....
On 4/6/2015 5:41 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
So you berated a minimum wage clerk for following store policy. Hope
you are proud of yourself.
While I don't agree with the policy completely, I'd put the blame where
it belongs. Not do I want the clerk to use the bags you may have
A troll who is proud of hogging a newsgroup with his moronic issues for
the sake of attention is just as proud of berating a minimum wage
employee for doing what she's supposed to do for the same sake of
On Tue, 7 Apr 2015 10:12:42 -0700 (PDT), ItsJoanNotJoann
This is true, and I have never seen a plastic quart of oil leak in all
my years. Those old cardboard oil cans of years ago, were more likely
to leak. Sure ANYTHING is possible. The world could explode today too,
but people tend to over react.
I should also mention that on numerous occasions, I have told the clerks
at this store to NOT put one liter bottles of soda in a bag, and NOT bag
the toilet paper. More than once I have had those crappy bags rip open
from the heavy soda bottles. Even double bagged, they still rip. And
there is no reason the Tp needs to be bagged. But even after I ASK them
to NOT beg the stuff, they still do. As a customer, I have the right to
hsve my purchases bagged the way I want them. I find it easier to carry
the soda by gripping the bottle, and that is my right.
I shuld note that since I live on a farm, thee is no garbage pickup. I
have to burn paper and plastic, and drive 16 miles (both ways) to get
rid of cans and bottles. The less trash I bring home, the less I have
to burn, and burning plastic bags are not something I want to breathe.
There is another local convenience store with one particular clerk who I
have regularly gotten upset with. I walk up to the counter with a HOT
sandwich and a COLD can of soda. I intend to eat/drink this as soon as
I get to my car. She tosses both in a bag. EVEN AFTER I CLEARLY SAY
"NO BAG". So, the sandwich against the cold soda gets cold and the soda
gets warm. First off, there is absolutely no reason to need a bag for
two items, and it's obvious this is something I intend to eat NOW. If,
after I say "NO BAG", she bags it, I immediately take it out of the bag,
and leave the bag on the counter.
Clerks should be REQUIRED to ASK if we want a bag, especially for small
On Monday, April 6, 2015 at 7:44:16 PM UTC-5, Roy wrote:
Well, I am going to have to defend Jerry on some of this as clerks don't re
ally think of how wasteful they can be.
I was at one of Dollar Stores a few months ago and I bought a can or two of
soup and a box fabric-safe bleach. She was going to put these items in tw
o separate bags and I told her put those 3 items in one bag. She seem surp
rised and asked if I really wanted them in one bag and I said yes. She was
n't thinking is all I can surmise; how can a box of fabric-safe bleach harm
/contaminate two metal cans of soup?
I've used reusable fabric grocery bags for years and am starting to use the
smaller reusable cloth bags for those quick trips to Wal Mart and these 'd
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