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Will they never learn?

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    Posted: October 09 2021 at 1:39pm

I can live with people not being vaccinated.  I can live with people not wearing their masks correctly.  But when the checkout guy at the grocery store pulled his mask down a bit more (his nose was already showing) so that he could lick his fingers to get the plastic bag open, it was too much.  I was nice about it, but I asked him not to bag anymore of my groceries.  I mean really, I don’t want your spit on my stuff in regular times, let alone during a pandemic.


If only people could learn basic hygiene...   

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Lmao ......

I know exactly what you mean.....

Take care all 😷😉💉

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Here most of our fruit and veg is sold loose, and I always have trouble with opening the plastic bags for them.  My solution was to get a number of reusable bags with a cloth netting and a draw string to close. From time to time the shop sold them in aid of The Red Cross/Crescent.  

ps. My family will be getting similar bags for Christmas (but this time from the Nature Protection Society) [this bit of Christmas shopping already done!]

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What is wrong with paper bags ? Here in NL the idea is you have to pay extra for a plastic bag...to much plastics allready. 

Micro-plastics even end up in drinking water, the food chain. A very tiny part of what we eat or drink is allready plastic we did not deal with in a proper way !

Of course you can always ask for a paper bag in the supermarket...

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Plastic bags are banned here for groceries and other things,

(My reference was to my line of work)

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Eventually they will be banned here too, but for now plastic bags are still the default. 

My checkout guy was new, and I think that he realized just how stupid it was to lick his fingers. (He apologized profusely.) Hopefully he learned something, and we can learn that even in a place that seems safe (this store requires employees to wear masks, and not all stores require that) we have to stay alert.

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