Dear Grocery Store Bagger,
There is a reason I use the check-yourself-out lane; reason being, I’m very particular about how my stuff is bagged. I am aware that it’s a little neurotic, but I have a system. First of all, did you not see that my cart has a pile of reusable bags in it? Those are there for a reason…I want to put my groceries in them. I don’t want to take your job away from you. Jobs are scarce these days and I want to keep you employed, but I also want my groceries packed the “right” way. My “right” way. I try to make it easy for you when I see you coming over to the end of my check-out aisle. Before you even grab one of those awful plastic bags I flag you down and bring over my reusables. I don’t need the dirty look thank you very much. I know you have heard about this thing called the environment.
Secondly, now that you’re there I know I need to group my items accordingly and hope you see the pattern. Did you not notice that I send down all the frozen things together, the canned goods, the boxed items, and then the produce? I send them down to you in this order because that is how I want them packed. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to notice the pattern, does it? I don’t want my apples getting bruised by the cans of garbanzos please. Do you mix it all up to irritate the crazy person on purpose? I have only come across two cashiers at the local Target that seem to get it right.
Additionally, do you get a commission based on how many bags you pack? It’s not necessary to put two items in each bag. I’m not 80, I do have muscles. Pack ‘em up!! The less bags the better! And lastly, please acknowledge me when I tell you “thank you”, I know my smile doesn’t look that fake. AND when my little boys say “Have a nice day!” acknowledge them as well. I’m trying to teach them proper social etiquette. Thank you.