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Bag it

Thursday, November 3rd, 2022 Alive 18,818 days

Thing nobody asks at a store anymore:

“Paper or plastic?”

…Until today. Today I noticed that the check-out people at H.E.B. ask shoppers if they want paper or plastic bags. Itʼs like Iʼm in the 1980ʼs!

Itʼs nice that H.E.B. gives you a choice. If you have a pet and need poop bags, you can choose plastic, and re-use a plastic bag instead of buying new bags. Or, if you donʼt want to kill sea turtles, you can choose paper, since theyʼre made from trees, which we can make more of.

Itʼs possible to make moisture-resistant paper bags. Perhaps that should be the default so we can both bag pet nuggets and save the planet.

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Sunday, April 4th, 2021 Alive 18,240 days

Thing nobody asks at a store anymore:

“Cash or credit?”

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Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 Alive 18,208 days

Thing nobody asks at a gas station anymore:

“Regular or unleaded?”

See also:

  • “Check your oil?”
  • “Wash your windows?”
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Kitchen, please

Monday, February 22nd, 2021 Alive 18,199 days

Thing nobody asks in a restaurant anymore:

“Smoking or non-smoking?”

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Wing, please

Thursday, January 21st, 2021 Alive 18,167 days

Thing nobody at an airline asks anymore:

“Smoking or non-smoking?”

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