So, I was in Walmart yesterday. Our local store has started carrying reusable grocery bags for $1 each. Now, I’m not really very environmentally-conscious, but this is something that even I can do without much effort. So, it was my plan to buy a few bags over the next couple of shopping trips until I had enough for my weekly grocery trips. I figured that the bags will come in handy for those trips to Aldi, too.
So, I bought five this week. When I got to the check-out, I put the bags at the front of my other stuff so the cashier could ring them up, then, fill them. She rang them up…then, proceeded to fold them up and put them in a plastic bag! I had to laugh (to myself…not to her face. I’m not that rude! lol). I told her that I wanted to go ahead and use the bags. So, she filled them up, handed me my receipt and I headed for the door…where I was promptly stopped by the greeter guy who wanted to see my receipt. I handed it to him. He looked at it, then, looked in my cart and said, “So, you’re just going to load all your stuff up in those bags, huh?”
Um, hello??? Isn’t that what they’re for? I really think Walmart needs to send a memo out to its employees, instructing them about what to do if their customers actually attempt to use the reusable grocery bags that they now sell. It’s been suggested to me, by more than one person, that I might want to carry this week’s receipt in my purse, so that I don’t get arrested for shop-lifting next time I attempt to use my bags.
Speaking of shop-lifting, I think Megan thought I was going to be thrown to the ground and hand-cuffed in the middle of Walmart yesterday. I had a killer headache (caused by spending an hour and a half bowling with two very disobedient children who shall remain nameless, but to whom I’ll refer as “J” and “M” and for whom watching TV is no longer a privilege), so I stopped at the McD’s in Walmart and got a giant sweet tea, then, went straight back to the pharmacy section where I picked up a bottle of Tylenol. I immediately opened said Tylenol and took two. I thought Megan was going to call the police on me herself! She was absolutely appalled that I would open the package and take two pills before actually paying for it. For crying out loud, I was planning on purchasing them. Silly child!