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I Bring My Own Bags to the Store

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    Learning To Remember - Its a great idea to use toters.   There's wayyy too much going to our garbage dumps.  BYOB (Bring your own bag) is the way to go. Thing is, I...
    Tsavorite Tsavorite 51-55, F Dec 13, 2010

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    Making the Transition - I have been doing this with more frequency now.  It felt a little awkward at first, but once that first time is done, it feels really good!  I...
    RandomFortune RandomFortune 26-30, F Aug 23, 2008

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    My Cloth Bags -  I have a random assortment, most of them handmade from fabric scraps or pillowcases I found at the thrift store.  We also buy the store's recycled kind...
    nowfree nowfree 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 28, 2009

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    I Don't Like How Plastic Bags Are Free - Every time I go to the store I bring my own bags. I keep a big bunch of canvas and nylon tote bags in my car. I got a bunch of them for...
    gibunbun gibunbun 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 21, 2007

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    I Try - I don't ALWAYS but I do try to remember to take my own bags or re-use ones that I have at home. Plus I get extra clubcard points at Tesco's if I take my own and every...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 21, 2007

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    Well, a Bookbag - I'm in college right now and some people laugh, but I think it's just easier to use an empty bookbag. It's eaier to carry to the busstop and then to my room and...
    PervertedAngel PervertedAngel 19-21, F 3 Responses Nov 30, 2007

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    I'm Improving At This - When I bring the bags in to unload them, I have to remember to put them into the backseat of my car on my way out again.  Otherwise, I will forget. I...
    debmichelle debmichelle 36-40 1 Response Jun 8, 2008

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    Go Green - I love recycling. I believe in saving the rainforest, trees, animals, and so I bring my 100% recycled Whole Foods bag with me when I shop. I believe in making a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 29, 2012

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    Keep One On Hand - I carry a backpack like most women carry a purse.  And almost always in that pack is a reusable shopping bag.  The clerks at my normal shopping haunts have...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F Feb 9, 2012

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    Too Cool - Because I'm too cool to prance around with a plastic bag!! I have one of those ones you can buy next to the till for around 50p!! And it's not made of plastic either...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Nov 30, 2007

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    Him - There is this one man who keeps tormenting me in my nightmares to the point that I can't even think of him the same way in real life without having flashbacks of those...
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    I love my girls!!! My nips are aways at attention because of my piercings and I love that!!! When there's a chill out side or a breeze or I go into the freezer section at the store...
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    Caught by the boss! Well, one of them anyway... So last year, while I trying to public barefoot, I was once again low on gas. Having not gone anywhere barefoot that day, I...
    Barefootconservative Barefootconservative 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    A woman came out of her house and saw three old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard. She did not recognize them. She said "I don't think I know you, but you must...
    EvilBoys EvilBoys 16-17, M Mar 19

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    bloody love a good old Chazza shop. I shop more in charity shop then I do in high street shops. You never know who what you might find. and the money goes to a great cause and...
    Renezra Renezra 22-25, F Mar 23

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    Who says that you can't be trendy if you don't have a lot of money? My idea is that you can still look fabulous even if you're on tight budget and going to thrift stores is what I...
    janem3 janem3 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    I am a 23 year old female..who lives at home with my mother brother n sister...i hate being in the house with my mother alone...all we can basically relate on is her talking bad...
    sweetm3 sweetm3 22-25 3 days ago

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    I have worked at a local grocery store for 6 months this time...10 years ago; I worked there for 3 years. I love the fast pace of the ever changing grocery industry. I have worked...
    germainec germainec 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Dad "If tears could build a stair way, and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again" Your girl was waiting for you: Mum missed you today it was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 19

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    I went to the book store and a guardian angel was there. He lead me to 2 books that couldn't be any better for my situations. thank you, thank you, thank you.
    Lucky1217 Lucky1217 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    A couple years back to my freshmen year of college, I had a roommate. His girlfriend would come over all the time and stay for hours, and most times she'd bring a friend. One day...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    Laughter is the greatest cure. It turns a bad day around and brings hope to someone's life. It makes everything okay again at least for a little while.
    goldengirl24 goldengirl24 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    'Guilt' brings so much burden and sadness, sometimes I doubt even if its useful at all. I accept responsibility for my actions, even if what I've done could not be taken back or...
    GrumpyGrouchy GrumpyGrouchy 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    It started when I was around 9. My brother is a year and a half older than me and I was a very innocent child. He'd ask me to do him a 'favor' and he'd touch me through my clothes...
    redgreenblue776 redgreenblue776 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    A couple of years ago, I decided to go into a retail store to purchase flip flops. But, I decided to be humorous by not wearing any shoes or socks (the implication being I didn't...
    barefootfan29 barefootfan29 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    When I was younger I use to collect 4 leaf clovers for fun. A few years back I entered in a movie (the host by Stephenie meyer) teaser trailer contest, I'm not sure how many people...
    lbarnes88 lbarnes88 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I Wonder If Dogs Could Morph To Save Their Owners. Like the last moment your life is at danger by a robber or a group of thugs lets pause: Nap's thought "Even Fictitious stories...
    napninjanx napninjanx 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 3

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    I started a new business in February (2014) it is a network marketing franchise. The company is a household name, there is a great range of products and the prices are really low...
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    I'm always wanted to set up my own business since I was teenage. I've tried more than 10 years to make my dream come through. It didn't happen. I faced many difficulties n...
    harrywin harrywin 26-30, M Apr 6

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    Blogs, Instagram shots and magazines are great to an extent. They should be considered as resources and tools of inspiration rather than a guideline or a standard we "need" to...
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    In my previous post about me having a wolf trapped in my human body, im also looking for an owner so badly. I want a female owner ages btwn 25-30. im very gentle and protective. I...
    lakotawolfgirl23 lakotawolfgirl23 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    The people responsible for my upbringing were incapable of love From a small child no-one touched me No-one held me on their knee No-one picked me up when I fell No-one cuddled me...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I can't really say I admire myself... so I will just say I admire people like myself as 'going your own way' can be very admirable but sometimes.. costly. I see allot of people who...
    MisssValentine MisssValentine 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    I want an owner , I'm mans best friend I love the thought of having a human if ur interested in owning a wolf message me Idc who ask I'll be loyal
    COBALTtheFURRY COBALTtheFURRY 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    I own a Keurig and I love it. I use it almost every single day. However, I don't use it to make coffee at all. I use it for tea. Yes, for tea! It makes a wonderful cup of tea and I...
    SimplyMarah SimplyMarah 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    OK... so I really don't know what is wrong with me. I get these urges to have my own babies and it completely consumes my thoughts. I spend so much time just thinking about it...
    ballen0420 ballen0420 36-40, M Mar 28

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    Every time I look at the ones I hate, every time I am wronged, I imagine my own world. Inspired by the movie 2012, I created my own few imaginary arcs, capable of holding 8 billion...
    Yinnistic Yinnistic 16-17, M Mar 29

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    I walk my own path, and people don't understand it. At first, I was forced to take this path as my own, but now, despite of all the hardships and pain, I do my best to walk with my...
    ListenerTalker ListenerTalker 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    It seems very hard for SOME people to differentiate between family and family. I have said numerous times that im sad because I want my own family and I feel alone and incomplete...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I was taught at an early age about taking responsibility and accounting for my actions. I learned a great lesson about that from my parents. I have passed that on to my own kids...
    birthdaypartyforme birthdaypartyforme 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I def do want to own my own service pretty girls hot guys all will be welcome money is the motive
    Reynastaxx Reynastaxx 26-30, F Apr 2

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    I Know When A Person Owns A Pet They Become Parents. Like when you get a pet dog, the owner human feels like a proud parent :D.
    napninjanx napninjanx 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    Had my own apartment for eight years... it finally got flooded the last two years I was there. Then my mom took me in (I was 32 at the time)... and I let her... Not the best...
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    bhabhablacksheep bhabhablacksheep 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Even when I'm on my own? I laugh ten times louder when I'm on my own... At gory scenes in horror movies... Especially when there's demons involved... I need help. Or popcorn. I...
    epicmonk3ydude epicmonk3ydude 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am very responsible when it comes to accepting responsibility for my own actions. I was reading a story a few minutes ago about a teenage girl pregnant and the boy fails to take...
    happygoluckywife happygoluckywife 36-40, F 9 Responses Mar 18

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    I sometimes wonder if I am in my own zone. A zone where I am different from everyone else seems like. All my other family members are doing good or ok and Im not. they dotn even...
    silkynylonlover1 silkynylonlover1 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    The Bloon which is a somewhat goof figures that has hilarious experience are entering again, so you'll need to build a big structure, choosing update, and of course protection your...
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