Hello, friends. Recall how I said in an earlier post how I and The Man are giving up plastic bags forever, starting now? Welp, in the spirit of keepin’ it real, I would like to tell you a story.
Yesterday, my friend and fellow blogger, Brittany, and I went shopping. We hit up some awesome local Chilliwack shops, got some legit natural deodorant (post coming soon) and some super cute consignment items. Also I found an apron with teacups all over it so obviously I had to buy that.
Whilst paying for and collecting my apron, D.O. and this awesome clutch/purse thingy, the following happened:
Cash lady: “wouldja like a bag?”
Yeah, she gave me that face because apparently my friends are more up on my life than I am. It was not until I actually got all the way back into Surrey that I realized… I had already failed at not using bags. And I had failed the day prior at the grocery store.
Apparently I need to put a sticky note on my forehead so the store people know to deny me bags.
So I will start over today. No more bags. I have put a reusable one in my new purse and will hopefully remember to use it. And I mean, I guess one or two bags isn’t killing the planet… but I just wanted to share this anyway because I think it’s important that we all feel comfortable talking about our failures, be they tiny or enormous. I really believe that’s the only way anything is going to change – is if we can openly discuss what’s working, what’s not, and support each other.
I’ll now see myself and my Birkenstocks out.