Sunday, August 13, 2006

Could you use four bags, please?

In another chapter of my exciting life, I made a trip to the grocery store yesterday. It was a quick trip because I only needed some basic necessities, like milk and peanut butter. Oh, and dishwasher detergent. I even left the empty bottle on my kitchen counter as a reminder to buy some more on my next trip to the grocery store.

Hey, guess what I forgot to buy yesterday?

So, this morning I made a return trip to the grocery store to buy the memorable dishwasher detergent. And since I hate buying just one item (and I like fresh breath), I also bought three packs of gum. After paying for my items, I reached for my plastic bag of groceries when I noticed it was actually plastic bags of groceries. My four items, three of which were the size of thick credit cards, had been placed in two bags.

Was that really necessary? Did the bagger think that adding the packs of gum to the bag with the dishwasher detergent would cause the bag to explode from the stress? If the bags are that fragile, perhaps he should have bagged each of the packs of gum separately as well, just to be safe.