OK~ I head out to the store and 9 times out of 10, I do remember to bring my own shopping bags. Just today I carried my bags with me into the store and hit the checkout with a cart load of groceries. Why is it that stores really encourage us to do this, when their employees give you "the look?" It's quite obvious that most employees at these stores just cringe when they see Moms like me approaching the register with six/seven bags in tow. It is true- the bagging area is not very user friendly for those employees. Maybe it's time that these store looked at how they could make some improvements to these bagging areas.
Oh yeah...and they advertise~ a 5 cent per bag credit! Well, I did not receive my credit (as usual). I look at is my small contribution to helping make our world a little cleaner place! That nickel could really add up over the course of a year, but until stores are really ready to accept Moms like me~ it's going to be a little rocky! I'll keep dragging my bags to the store and just one time, I know it's coming, I'll meet a really friendly person working at the check-out stand and appreciate the fact that I brought my own bags. Just my ramblings for the day. Garrett usually comments, "Mom, they really don't care if you have your own bags!" From the look I got from the employee today, I am sad to say that I agree with his statement...So, are you making the time to drag your own bags to the store? After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?