Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Conspiracy Theory

I have recently had an "ah-ha" moment.

We were watching the movie Field of Dreams last Sunday night on tv. The movie was filmed in the 80's, long before the terms global warming or Eco friendly were popular. During the movie, there is a scene in which Kevin Costner and his wife are in town buying groceries. They walk out of the store with their grocies in a brown paper bag.

Which leads me to wonder, what has happened to the good ole' brown paper bags? This thought has crossed my mind before, so I recently have began to look around when I go to the different stores around our house and I've noticed that no one carries brown paper bags anymore. In fact a few months ago while in line at a local grocery store, a man in front of me asked to have his groceries packed in a brown bag and the bag boy informed him they no longer had those.

So think about it....instead, we are pushed to buy the "Eco" friendly reusable bags that range in price anywhere from .99 to $20 for the trendy ones. Why are we no longer offered the "free" brown paper bags? Think about it...until those reusable bags that have to be purchased came around, brown paper bags could be found.

Plus, I have to admit that I never remember to bring my reusable bags to the store with me. Even when I leave them in my car. Seriously, when your a mom trying to get your kids out of the car without them getting ran over in the parking lot, the last thing on your mind is to grab your reusable bags.

They know none of us are responsible enough to remember our reusable bags and they are just depending on us to continue to buy those reusable bags. It's all a conspiracy theory to get us to spend more money.

I'm not the best "green" person by far. I'm sure there is much more I can do on my part to save the world. I have broke down and bought several of those reusable bags which all sit in the trunk of my suv. After this "ah-ha" moment though, I've decided to no longer purchase or use those stupid reusable bags. Instead, I'll collect my plastic bags and take them to the plastic bag recycle box in front of wal-mart.

Screw reusable bags...I'm protesting to bring back the brown paper bag.

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

Very good points you have there. That's the exact reason I have yet to buy a "reuseable bag". I'd forget to get it out of my car! lol