THEY’VE stopped handing out free plastic bags in half the supermarkets these days.
I bought £30 of shopping the other day and the lady behind the till gave me two piddling bags to put my large and bulky purchases in.
I asked her for more and she told me that they could only give me two. I informed her that if that was the case she could unpack what had already gone into my two bags and put it back on the shelf.
I marched out of the store with four plastic bags rustling proudly in the wind and then one of them split and dumped the contents about 20 yards from the car.
Who said sabotage?
Anyway, the green theme is the issue of the day on www.examiner.co.uk’s forums.
Otis said: “Mrs Otis is fed up. She says I have been reading too many tips on how to save money and survive in the present climate.
“The trouble is I keep reading all these experts and they all give the same advice, eg. turn the central heating down one degree. Ours is now set at minus five.
“She also complains about us having to have just one energy-saving light bulb each. I have to admit it is a bit inconvenient when you leave a room you have to unscrew the bulb and take it with you into the next one.
“She was standing on the edge of the bath to reach up when she slipped and fell in so she's a bit miffed.”
TommyDGNR8 encouraged Otis: “Keep badgering her, Otis.
“LadyD was a bit resistant to the whole reduce/reuse/recycle thing in the early days, but she has most of the ideas these days.
“I wasn’t too keen when she suggested we switch to recycled toilet paper, but she was right – it dries quite quickly and only using one side is very wasteful.
“That’s the worst part about being environmentally friendly, of course – all the jokes are recycled.”