Rant of the Day.

When you bag my ONE small item and I tell you I don't need a plastic bag (I do have hands, you know)...

Please don't throw away that bag into the trash can.

Do you ever run into these types of moments? I contemplated if I should have said something to her or if it was something I should just let go. Now that a half hour has gone by, I should have said something. What would you do? Say something or hope that the Sprouts cashier girl smartens up over time? 


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  1. I would have said something. Honestly, you can recycle bags at least.

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    1. I should have, right?? grr. Hopefully there is not a next time lol!

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  2. I do run into those type of moments and I do the same thing you did... not say anything then think about it later. I always come up with the best quips 30-mins too late! :)

    xo
    Quiet Luxury


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    1. Yup! Exactly. I, then, replay the whole scene over in my head. I need to work on that!

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  3. Yes, happens to me too but recently I got better at taking control. Occasionally now instead of wishing I had said something I wish I hadn't :)

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    1. That's awesome that you have gotten better at controlling. It's always important to think first before you speak but in this case, I honestly wished I just said something. Live and learn, right?

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  4. I think it's completely valid to say something - the cashier was likely just on automatic pilot (after all, she probably rings through hundreds of folks a day).

    Just a simple, sincere smile and a "no thanks - too much plastic in the landfills already" would probably do the trick...

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    1. I love that. Straight to the point and not mean at all. Noted! :)

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  5. I think Micki (above) is right - that's the course of action that seems most effective to me. :)

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    1. Thanks for your input! I will definitely try that next time...but then again, hopefully there is no 'next time' for that type of situation.

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  6. I agree with Micki on the smile and being sincere. I'm glad most of the shops I frequent have a habit of asking you before they even reach for the bag :)

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    1. That is really cool that most of the shops you go to ask :) Unfortunately, I haven't run into that too much but after a few nice comments, I hope that changes!

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  7. Hi Cathy,
    I would want to say something but probably stay silent. And then do the same as you and wish I had said something or obsessively think about what I should have said :) Thank you for your awesome comment on my blog. It made my day!

    Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

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    1. Haha! Right? I need to get away from staying silent and actually speaking out to make a difference ;) You are very welcome Hannah!! Have a lovely weekend! :)

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  8. I have similar moments, except I'm in the opposite situation. I'm the girl behind the checkout who is asked for a bag by someone who has only bought a chocolate bar. I want to tell them how ridiculous that is, but being the employee, I can't really go off on a rant :/ It's conflicting, hey?

    The Wildest of Dreams

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    1. Oh man, I've been on the other side as well and it's pretty infuriating when someone can't attempt to carry a candy bar with their hands. It is definitely conflicting but the best we can do is spread that awareness. :)

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  9. That might be another re-culture shock for me. In Korea, we had to pay for each plastic bag, so I'd often take a cloth bag. In Hawaii, they're baggin everything and often the bag isn't even full! But often, I catch them before they open the bag and say I don't need one. What helps is that I still carry a large bag with me, so I point at it and they know I'm gonna use that. But the plastic bag overuse thing is now one of my pet peeves.

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    1. Absolutely. It was like that all over Europe too. Paying for a plastic bag was great motivation to carry your own bag and I wish we did it here in the States too. It's annoying right???

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