Hey, friends! Sorry about the lack of post on Tuesday! We had friends over from Germany, so I wanted to spend some time hanging out with them in Vancouver. But, I’m back to normal now, and ready to go on a rant. Ha. Hahaha.
Friends, below you see a beautiful photo of GOOD paper bags. Paper bags which will help to save the planet, because they are helpful. They have handles, and appear sturdy enough to actually carry a legit amount of groceries. These are the kinds of paper bags that I enjoy using. These paper bags encourage me not to use plastic bags, even when I’ve forgotten my fabulous fabric bags (which is most of the time, let’s be honest). These paper bags would probably rescue a lost puppy and probably arrive to the store on the backs of unicorns.
HOWEVER. There is a type of paper bag which does not rescue lost puppies. Does not arrive on the backs of unicorns and 100% does not encourage me to use paper instead of plastic. In fact, because I am determined not to use plastic unless it’s a dire situation, I have literally shoved all my groceries in my PURSE before in order to avoid using these bags. Behold below, the devil-spawn, AKA flimsy, handle-less paper bags:
Am I thankful that these exist just in case? Of course. Am I thrilled that grocery stores offer greener alternatives than plastic? Yes! Am I so excited that I can basically only carry two of these bags at a time because I’m not the freaking Hulk?! NO. NO I AM NOT EXCITED ABOUT THAT. I’m also not excited that these bags rip so easily if there is any moisture touching the bottom of the bag.
Ugh. Anyway. This is seriously the definition of First World Problems… but I just couldn’t help myself. I had to tell you. I had to put it out there why I hate paper bags so much sometimes! It’s no wonder people stick with plastic when this is the most convenient alternative most of the time. Yikesypants.
So yeah. That’s it. Have a nice day, everyone.
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