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Old 02-14-2008, 07:53 AM   #1
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Do you bag your own groceries?

I or my husband will bag our groceries at the supermarket. He likes it done his way, as for me, I just pack it in the bag. Paper or plastic? I use both, hubby uses plastic.


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Old 02-14-2008, 08:38 AM   #2
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I will be today when I hit the local SuperStore in Calgary Canada. I think there, you have to or they just sit on the counter

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Old 02-14-2008, 08:52 AM   #3
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In NY I do. It is a really small grocery store & there is only one kid for 3 cashiers. In Fort Lauderdale at the Publix I go to, they have baggers that are usually developmentally disabled or hearing impaired. They really take pride in their job so I only offer but they always say no. In Mexico, the little kids work at the grocery store bagging & it is customary to tip them, this is how they make money so I never bag my own.

Personally, I prefer bagging my own. I worked at a Super Stop & Shop in Cape Cod & I remember the videos on how to properly bag groceries......frozen items together, meats together, never put chemicals/cleaning products with food, bread on top of eggs, etc. I'm not sure if they still have those videos (now dvds) because often my stuff is all thrown together.

As for bags, I'd rather have paper so you can use it to draw or paint on or burn it rather than plastic but here in MX it's all plastic so I usually bring a backpack.
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:53 AM   #4
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It depends on which store I go to and also how busy they are at the time. Some stores I trust to bag them for me, Publix for example. While Sweet Bay I prefer to bag my own if I want every thing in good shape when I get home.

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Old 02-14-2008, 09:35 AM   #5
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I bring my own canvas bags and I usually help the person that is bagging my groceries since the canvas bags are not as user friendly as the plastic bags that are staged.
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Old 02-14-2008, 09:40 AM   #6
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i bag my own groceries, mostly because it's faster, but also it prevents the occasional nincompoop cashier from putting raw cicken on top of bread on top of the carton of eggs.
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:47 AM   #7
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When the cashier at the large market where I generally go doesn't have a bagger and has to do it themself I pitch in just as soon as they start pushing the items on. If a bagger shows up I let them finish it, but I don't stand there and make a rushed cahsier do it themselves - just wasn't raised that way.
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:50 AM   #8
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I self check and self bag.
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:51 AM   #9
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I bag my own most of the time because I bring my own canvas bags to the grocery store or I'm at Sam's where it isn't bagged at all or I put it in a box. Sometimes, if I happen to be at the grocery at a slow time, they insist on bagging for me, which is fine. But usually it's so slammed, they are delighted that I will bag and load my own groceries in the car. It leaves the baggers free to help people who really aren't physically able to do that themselves.
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:58 AM   #10
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My son used to work for the grocery store I go to. I've gotten to know a lot of the checkers and always end up chatting while the baggers bag. I do take them out to my car on my own and help the baggers if they are busy or special needs kids.

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