Hey, I Know, Let’s Give ‘Em A Tote Bag

All right, I realize that I just applauded Walmart for going green, but now Macy’s is giving bags away, too. Shopping at Mollie Stone’s last week, they were having a two for one deal on their reusable bags.  Even at charity events and community celebrations, tote bags are all the rage as parting gifts.  

I have at least 30 bags in my front closet alone, and even though I have this spectacular collection, I don’t know if I’m really helping the environment or cluttering it up.  The reality is, that I’m in line at the grocery store and my bags are in the car or at home.

I have been known to ask the cashier if I can dash to my car to get bags.  The response is always polite and I’m allowed to barrel off to my car, but I’m not sure if they are admiring my dedication or cursing my fluff for brains.  Certainly the people behind me in line are not applauding.

I only actually remember the bags at places that make me feel shameful about not using them.  This includes Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods.  For some reason, this does not include Lucky or Safeway. Individual stores, their customers, and personnel, guilt me into remembering to be green in the first place.  

It took me a while to get over the fact that all of my bags are not matching or belong to the store I’m shopping in.  I also wonder about things, such as,  can you really take tote bags into upscale shops?  Does this require an upscale, designer tote bag? 

This is all to say, please don’t give me anymore bags, just design more ways to guilt me into remembering the ones I already own in the first place.  Don’t forget  I’m the woman with ADHD driving to Target for the new, white T shirt.  Help me stop the madness.

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One Comment

  1. katbur
    Posted April 20, 2008 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

    I had the same problem. I would remember them when I went on the major grocery shopping trip but never the rest of the time. Now I’m actually trying to pick up a few more so I have some in each car as well as in the house. Hope it helps.

    kate
    http://www.aftercancernowwhat.wordpress.com


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