Tuesday, 22 December 2009


Right. A site dedicated to moaning. Where shall I start? Ok - Supermarket Eco-Bandwagon jumping - and, most importantly, the persecution of innocent shoppers like me - who, after filling up an enormous trolley of food, packaged in all manner of non-bio-degradable containers - mostly air filled - are presented with a 'till' completely devoid of any shopping bags whatsoever to carry items home with.

It is apparently their policy to NOT have any on display, preferring said punter having to 'ask' for some bags. 'Asking' (read, pleading) for some bags to carry the shopping, usually consisting - may I remind you - of a very large trolley, including many bottles of wine, tins etc - results in frustrated tutting and a reluctant supply of THREE bags. THREE fupping bags. You fill your three bags and ask for some more. They give you another three.... and so on, and so on - even though your shopping stretches across their conveyor like the skyline of manhattan...

Never has 'can I have some more bags please' seemed more wrong, frowned upon and ultimately embarrassing. The next time I ask for them, I'll also ask for a bag of crack, a couple of editions of 'Razzle' - and Gary Glitter's greatest hits - I wonder which'll get more of a response?

It wouldn't be so bad however the bags withstand approximately 37 seconds of actual use - rendering a box of cornflakes as severely violent as razor-wire when introduced to the bag - which surely must be made of gnat's bumfluff and the fluffy bits off of those flowers that aren't Dandelions. They've deliberately made them 'thinner' I'm sure.... can you remember those old bags from 'Mace' or 'VG' when you were kids? Christ, you could go sledging in them....

Now, I'm as eco-concious as the next man - and have a strong desire to hand the planet down to future generations in relatively good nick - but this bag thing has really got to me. Luckily they only have to last across the car-park into the back of my 4x4, and subsequently 'round the corner' to my house - god help all of those poor saps who have to walk home with them...

1 comment:

  1. Nice moaning! Now Christmas is over I too can get back to some propper moaning soon.