I am not terribly ecologically minded. Well, actually I am but I constantly go back and forth between being green and being well, nearly broke. We recycle and yes reuse. I have cut down on senseless driving considerably(which blows sometimes cause we live in the burbs-no sidewalks and scary traffic on the main roads) . Heck, sometimes I even try composting. I love thrifting or as I call it-scrounging. And not that long ago I purchased for my greenie pleasure a slew of green bags to use instead of paper or plastic.
Now it is an effort for me to remember to use those green bags-I have to take them inside the house, unload them, take them back out to the car, remember to take them in the store AND THEN remember to tell the bagger to use the damn things. That is a lot of stuff on top of trying to remember what I was even at the store for in the first place.
So I go to my local grocery store- not my favorite but the closest(remember I was feeling green)-to get a few things. Mine was a short list and I did not expect to be at the store long. And I would not have been except for one tiny incident.
The bag boy put my groceries in plastic bags.
I had put my green bags out for him to use and he used the plastic bags.
Now did I scream, pitch a fit or go off on a rant about saving the environment?
No, I acted like the wonderful grown up lady that I am and rebagged all my groceries.
Yes I held up the line-and yes it was long.
Yes I threw the plastic bags at the bag boy.
I am not that grown up and I was feeling green dammit!