Every time I go to the grocery store, I do all my shopping and get to the register to discover that I’ve forgotten my reusable bags at home. In one of the greenest cities in America, I consistently commit the environmental crime of needing plastic bags to carry my milk and eggs home. Guilty, guilty, guilty. So one of my new resolutions is to have the foresight to carry my grocery bags in the car — and then, most importantly, into the store.
Whenever I’ve had trouble with losing or forgetting something, I’ve found the way to combat these issues is by finding a replacement that I’m really smitten with. For example, I’ve always kept meticulous care of my YSL sunglasses but in the past I lost my shades left and right. I’m thinking the same tactic might be successful with my reusable shopping bag predicament. If you’re also an advocate of reusable shopping bags, have you found one that you absolutely love?
Also, to express the shame and guilt that comes with not bringing a reusable shopping bag to a grocery store in Portland, here’s a clip from Portlandia that says it all: