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I Bring My Own Bags to the Store

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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 free from my mom, who gets them for free from pharmaceutical companies. My dad gets some free from conferences. My best friend gave me a pretty...
    gibunbun gibunbun 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 21, 2007

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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, slowly collecting one from each store we can.  If a store has several colors, we also get one each of them...
    nowfree nowfree 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 28, 2009

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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!! Don't faint as you're surprised, it's true!!
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Nov 30, 2007

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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 difference in small ways...this just one of my many...... Go Green!!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 29, 2012

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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 forget to bring them into the store and I remember that when I'm at the cash register.   At first I had a few in the trunk...
    Tsavorite Tsavorite 51-55, F Dec 13, 2010

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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 little helps
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 21, 2007

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    Sometimes No Bag Is Used.

    I have a new policy. Sometimes late at night, i will stop at the nearest supermarket for one or two quick items . Considering that my memory is challenged at times, i will forget to bring a bag. No worries, i limit the amount of items i buy at that given moment, and chose to...
    persona2010 persona2010 36-40, F Sep 20, 2010

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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'm getting better though, and I'll be much better when I get these during my next trip to Vegas: http://www.starz.bz...
    debmichelle debmichelle 36-40 1 Response Jun 8, 2008

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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 you don't have fifty bags tking space on the bus. During Sustainability Week one of my professors told us we should all...
    PervertedAngel PervertedAngel 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 30, 2007

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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 tend to use the self-checkout lanes at the stores and I haven't had the chance to use them when I'm in a regular check-out land...
    RandomFortune RandomFortune 26-30, F Aug 23, 2008

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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 learned that Plaid always has her own bag!
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F Feb 9, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    ...every day. every day. every day. i feel bad cause i should be thankful that i can go to the store and have a car (that i hope we won't have to give up cause we're running out of...
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F 4 hrs ago

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    If there's one thing that ****** me off about a person it's the fact that they have no opinion of their own. They just repeat everything they hear because it's "popular" or...
    ladysapio ladysapio 22-25, F 16 hrs ago

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    "Sometimes I look at you while you are hurting in tears, and I laugh hysterically. I am laughing not because your sorrow is amusing, but because I find something truly beautiful in...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    kimcc11 kimcc11 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I'm so tired of my controlling, bitchy step-mom. She's been threatening to kick me out or call the cops on me for literally the stupidest things since I was 16 anyway. This...
    IcySongBird IcySongBird 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I have been married for 6 years and my husband is a good person. Sometimes too nice. But he is so negative when dealing with difficult people. Instead of standing up for...
    JulietLA JulietLA 46-50, F 2 days ago

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    I have been buying leotards and woman's jeans for many years. And I always used the excuse I was shopping for my wife. Well about a year ago she passed away and suddenly I was...
    alexascd alexascd 56-60, T 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I don't like the way I'm treated when looking at "female" clothes. Why am I so bad for wanting to look pretty? My store would have none of that.
    lexi72 lexi72 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am my own worst enemy because I say and do things I probably shouldn't. Not sure why I do that. It is almost like I am two different people. It's like I pick on my self making...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 days ago

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    I have a wonderful family and some very good friends that I really love and honour. I have been unwell for some time now and have gotten use to my own company. When family com to...
    Crazydaysagain Crazydaysagain 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    God causes thing to happen at exactly the right time! Your job is not to figure out when, but to make up your mind that you wont give up until you cross the finish line and are...
    Jhayz Jhayz 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    "The power of simply knowing, or needing to know, brings about the true virtue and justice in falsifying a statement you've once ignorantly approved of". Who's going to...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    "The best things in life to believe in are the ones that bring you your purpose, not condemn you of it".
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Because backwards compatibility is apparently impossible in this caveman day and age. Don't have a PS2 or PS1? Sony would just tell you to "Check out our amazing PlayStation...
    RememberTomorrow RememberTomorrow 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Management by Facts (3 Days) The usual “handling” of life by most people is: 1. When things are going well it is me. 2. When things are not going well it is them (it wasn...
    stevemorlug25 stevemorlug25 31-35, M Aug 26

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    I do someday. I want to own my own Cat or Lolita Cafe. :3 If you're not sure what a Cat Cafe is, it's basically just a regular cafe with a bunch of cute cats you can hold, pet...
    LittleSugarKitten LittleSugarKitten 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 24

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    Commence to coach your dog a new control inside your home, consequently utilize the command word on the block. It helps your pup to indicate bring about in any place. Never yowl...
    ray2015hot ray2015hot 26-30, M Aug 24

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    How To Turn Six Dollars Into Six Thousand Dollars: I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A little while back I was browsing through newsgroups just like you are...
    manusundr manusundr 46-50, M Aug 22

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    You'll see in a post I made to one who said about the same thing as you with respect to scents bringing back memories in full force, I was in the super market not long ago when a...
    Nightwets Nightwets 66-70, M Aug 22

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    I am a loner. I am so comfortable being like this that being around people makes me very uncomfortable. I get nervous. I think that they are staring at me. Thinking negative...
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F Aug 21

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    On my son's first birthday I started a birthday tradition. The birthday person in our house wakes up to decorations, balloons and birthday cake. This applies to my son, now 15...
    Littlemissshy25 Littlemissshy25 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    I own two fluffy babies of my own; Monty and Ginko. I had originally just bought Monty to be my one and only. He's the sweetest little small fry I've ever laid my eyes on. He peeps...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Yes, I have a few. I have been a gun owner since I was very young--before 10 years of age. There is no mystery behind them. I enjoy shooting them at the range. I enjoy taking...
    TW8NY TW8NY 41-45, M Aug 19

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    I always have the hardest time picking out comfortable panties to buy, I am intimidated in the store so I just pick something, buy it and leave without trying it on. Then I go...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Aug 19

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    The smell of lilacs brings memories of childhood as well of memories of a crush I had on a teacher when I was in high school she wore lilac perfume and was gorgeous.
    grandpaj grandpaj 61-65, M 2 Responses Aug 18

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    My dream car is the current Dodge Viper SRT. Some day I WILL own one!
    nasahrsandi9 nasahrsandi9 18-21 Aug 17

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    I really want my own island, where I can surround myself with all the nature, animals, video games, food, fantasy, and all my favourite colours...
    Triforce184 Triforce184 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    this dirty little sl-~~y **** pig needs an owner.
    goodwife37 goodwife37 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    I get this all the time, its like every smell brings up another memory, and when I do remember by the smell I would always wonder why I had never thought of it before
    sharichi sharichi 22-25, M Aug 16

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    It's something I always wanted to do, all my life I thought of ways that I might do it... be my own boss, and not go broke ;-D. Well, I finally did it, found a way to make it work...
    comeonletsgo comeonletsgo 61-65, M Aug 16

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