A funny thing happened in the fruit shop on Monday.
I have been trying to avoid plastic bags as you know. I walked through the shop selecting my produce and putting things loose into the trolley.
It was awkward but I could cope.
There were loose potatoes, oranges etc. With the smaller items like mini squash and snow peas I cheated and put them in the paper mushroom bag. ( must sew those small calico bags to take with me).
At the checkout I fumbled with the loose products ( as did the older lady trying to weigh them).
She then attempted to put them into a plastic bag and I said very proudly " I've brought my own bags, thank you" and she placed the items into them.
I was then momentarily distracted by the 6 yr old son and then paid the lady.
When I went to leave she handed me my bags and said " I've put your potatoes into a plastic bag because they were too dirty and you wouldn't want them in there( pointing to my bags) ".
She then started to serve the next person. I stopped, thought, thought some more. Do I interrupt her and say " I DON'T want your bag" or try and give it back albeit somewhat dirty and unusable.
Do I explain my whole philosophy and give her the address of my website to get a full understanding of my reasoning ? Would she even have the Internet ? Oh, the guilt of my first REAL TEST that I failed !!! So, after staring at her whilst all this thinking took place I decided the most appropriate thing for me to do was...................................
..............................go back to the car and whinge to hubby about it.
NEXT TIME I WILL BE READY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!