Thursday, April 29, 2010


Paper or Plastic?

Going through a nearby town the other day Rick and I stopped in this little grocery store. I wanted to pick up several things there rather than have to go to Wal-Mart the next day. (We don't have a grocery store where we live.) As we went up to the register, the checker greeted us with a smile. Then a sacker boy asked, "Paper or Plastic, Ma'am?"

Caught me totally off guard and sent me back about two decades. Made me smile, too! Just for the fun of it, I said, "Paper, please."

17 comments:

  1. Well, why not?! Paper is biodegradable and comes from a renewable resource. You can also draw a face on them with markers and put them over your head for a laugh without suffocating; unlike plastic. :-)

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  2. And to add to the above comment...the cat loves to play in them so you save on cat toys! And you can bake a pie in them in the oven! LOL :D

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  3. Hi, Diana,
    I am a user of plastic bags because I hit the local Wal-mart about once a week, or a Food City, and they both use the plastic. IF I were to buy the "green canvas bags, it would be a huge outlay to begin with and I don't have that kind of money. Good post today.
    Ruby

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  4. wow...and he said Mam or even spoke to you...I love it...

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  5. I'm a paper gal too! Thanks for checking in on me... I'm hanging in there. TGIF and God Bless Texas!

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  6. I love a good paper bag....a few ways to "reuse" them are.....trash bags (under the kitchen sink), wrap items to be shipped, cut it like a piece of wrapping paper, have the kids draw on the "clean side" and wrap a birthday present with it!

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  7. Hi Diana!! As the wife of a grocery store manager, I know plastic is more economical, but as an environmentally friendly person, paper is better (isn't it??, I think so). Just don't ask for paper and then ask to put that into a plastic bag - that's cause for a semi-heart-attack around here! HA HA Have a good Friday ~ ♥

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  8. Yes...that could throw you back a bit...sometimes paper is so much better to recycle for others things too...in my opinion. Have a great weekend.

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  9. We have a food bank in our town that uses paper bags to pack the food they distribute to families. So, I always chose paper so I could pass them along to them. I was disappointed when they stopped offering the choice. Another sign of the times!

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  10. I usually tell them paper.. if they ask, but usually where I shop they use plastic bags.

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your kind comment!

    Have a great day and weekend too!

    Blessings,
    ~Lynn

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  11. You must have gone in a Brookshire's! =) They also give you 5cents off for every reusable bag you bring for your groceries!

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  12. What's a paper bag? I thought they always used plastic. HA!! I have considered using the "green reuseable bags" but I would have to buy alot of bags. We only go to the store about twice a month; We stock up. I guess us country folks do it different : )

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  13. I love that. I remember those days. I don't use either anymore. Reusable bags. I love the handles and how much you can cram into one bag.

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  14. Glad you picked the paper. I carry my own. I just can't bear to use the plastic.

    ♥ Joy

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  15. ~ and paper can be used for lots of crafts! I love to make bags to hold seeds from my garden. They get a few ribbons, decorative edging with scissors, and then I give them with gifts.

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  16. I try to remember to take my own bags, which I've collected (and even made) over time. When I forget, I opt for plastic, because I can reuse those, too, as trash can liners and pooper-scooper bags!

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