Town Square

Post a New Topic

Who is buying 10c bags?

Original post made by Shopper, Palo Verde, on Dec 20, 2013

Like many other people, I have been doing more than the regular amount of shopping over the past couple weeks. My purely unscientific study is that most women are taking bags into stores. Some men are taking bags into grocery stores. But the vast amount of 10c paper bags are being bought by teenagers doing their Christmas shopping and also in grocery stores. Men may take bags when buying groceries, but not for gift buying.

I think this 10c charge is being paid mainly by kids who probably can't afford it but have no choice, and men who are not into shopping in general.

Any comments?

Comments (2)

 +   Like this comment
Posted by Palo Parent
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Dec 20, 2013 at 5:26 pm

Do what I do: If I forget my bag(s), just get some veggie bags out of the produce department . . . Taaa Daah!


 +   Like this comment
Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Dec 20, 2013 at 9:23 pm

Hmmm is a registered user.

How do you know that the kids can't afford the bags? There are some pretty well-heeled young 'uns in the area.

We mostly bring bags, and sometimes we have to buy them.


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Local picks on 2015 Michelin Bib Gourmand list
By Elena Kadvany | 2 comments | 2,817 views

WUE makes out-of-state tuition more affordable
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 2 comments | 2,737 views

Ode to Brussels Sprout
By Laura Stec | 14 comments | 2,322 views

Go Giants! Next Stop: World Series!
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 1,766 views

In Defense of "Incivility"
By Douglas Moran | 18 comments | 1,698 views