Bag Wars: A Dispatch from the Front Lines

About a mile from my house is a small deli. Not long ago I placed 15 items on the counter. The attendant totals me up and he asks, “Do you want a bag?”

I slowly look down at the items and using my pointing finger I touch each one and count aloud. One, two. three, four and up to 15. I scratch my head in wonderment and say, “Well, let’s see…do I want a bag? I guess I can walk each of these items out to my car, a few at a time. Or…I could have a bag. I’m not sure what would work better.”new jersey retirement commuity

“Guess you want a bag then,” the attendant says, still asking it as a question.

“Seems logical to me,” I reply.

“Paper or plastic? I view the plastic bags behind him. They are all wrinkled up in a pile and clearly already used by other people. “Paper,” I reply. Can you believe this took place? During the first month that I went there, the charade of bags went on. It took a long time to get the deli to give me a bag without asking. Either the owner saves a few cents by omitting a bag or he doesn’t care less about customer service. In either case, it’s indicative of what consumers have to put up with these days.

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