Short Thought 246 (nonsensical)

Recently the local Dollar Tree hasn’t been giving receipts unless the customer presses a button on the screen saying “yes” they want a receipt. When I first encountered this new format, the cashier explained that they were saving paper. I asked her to put all my purchases in one bag. She said she couldn’t fit them and proceeded to load my purchases into two double-bagged plastic bags. I then discreetly put all the items into one bag and left three behind with other bags at another register. I (often) don’t have the energy to argue with people. At least not on something like this. Where the hell to even begin??

8 thoughts on “Short Thought 246 (nonsensical)

    1. writerinsoul Post author

      I will have to think about that more Susan… Our culture seems big on redundancy. Yet it isn’t presented that way; we’re supposed to appreciate each redundant thing in turn, as if it wasn’t. Nobody likes having these things pointed out!

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    1. writerinsoul Post author

      Did you meet resistance in the early days of trying not to be wasteful? I did. You could see the cashier get an unhappy face over using a customer’s bag – I guess it messed up their flow. I am all for one less place to have to argue!πŸ˜•

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      1. AutumnAshbough

        I don’t know if it was resistance as much as forgetfulness–they were so used to straws, they’d forget to bring the drinks without them.

        I’ll never forget one of the looks one of my friends gave me when I chided her for wanting a straw for her lemonade, though.

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