January 27, 2010

Gratuitous Lunchtime Observation

Starting this month, Dee Cee put into effect a 5 cent tax on all paper and plastic bags handed out by local food stores, including the eateries where Robbo picks up his noon fodder. It is claimed that this is meant to help cut waste and raise money to clean up the Anacostia River.

Frankly, I don't really mind that much ponying up an extra nickel to have something to carry my sammich and chips back to the office. What I do mind is the fish-eye I'm getting from some cashiers when I ask for a bag. It's like asking if they'd mind if I spit in the salad bar.

Posted by Robert at January 27, 2010 02:36 PM | TrackBack

That's why I don't ask before spitting in the salad bar.

They tried doing that here in Toledo too, but that fell through. I use the plastic bags as garbage bags. Otherwise I'd have to go and buy other plastic bags for the trash cans and doggie clean up.

Posted by: rbj at January 27, 2010 03:43 PM
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