..this is [insert upmarket foodstore] environment friendly:
On my way home I popped into said foodstore to pick up something quick and easy for dinner.
Ah fresh pizza on offer, excellent.
No queue at the till. Brill.
Till lady goes: ” Would you like a small bag?”
I rummage through my bag looking for my purse and on routine pay by card, so I reply absent-mindedly: ” Yes please”
When I look up again I see a lady cramming two pizzas into a tiny bag. So tiny you would almost think it is too small.
In fact upon closer look, it is actually too small. Only one and a half pizza fit in the now very stretched green-yellow bag.
Plan A ey, Upmarket Foodstore?
I wonder if the till lady considered Plan B as I cannot actually get the bag handles together to carry the pizzas in a bag.
I could just lift them up like carrying boxes but surely that would defy the point. So I try: “Could I perhaps have a bigger bag?”
The lady looks at me and mumbles shocked: ” But we charge for a bigger bag!”
Ok… looking at the pathetic looking pizzas wearing the bags like sumo wrestlers in body-con, I decide to take my chance: “How much?”
I give her a reassuring nod – it’s ok I understand: The environment has its price.