So, I’m on a roll now – I just keep thinking about Chris-worthy things to blog about. So here is the first one: carrier bags in shops.
What is it with shop assistants and not asking if you need a carrier bag?! Today, I went into town. I bought a nighty, for which I was rightly given a carrier bag because who wants to see my nighty being paraded round the street? So then, I went to buy a novel and a gift card, for which I received another bag. Ok. Then I popped into a well-know, overpriced card/gift shop to buy a biro. The shop assistant reached for a carrier bag – “oh, please no carrier bag!” said I; “are you sure?!”; “yes, I’m sure – it’s a biro!” (didn’t say that bit). Next I went to a craft shop and purchased a large amount of crafty stuff which came in its own plastic wallet and was helpfully put in a large carrier bag for me. Then I remembered I had wanted another small item, which I found, took to the desk, paid for and then had to fight off the over-zealous shop assistant from giving me another bag! He had literally just sold me the other stuff! Argh!!
Did I wrongly assume that the world had become more considerate about the wastage of stuff like plastic?!
Ooh, I feel better now for that rant!
Next up, how my housemate sings through songs on the radio she has called me into the room to listen to!