I Should Have Known Better. LOL

Canada
July 16, 2012 1:41am CST
Ever done anything like this? The other day I went shopping, and I was in a bit of a hurry, and wanted to go home. I needed to get milk, and wanted two bags. In Canada a galon of milk is sold in a plastic beg (red and white for whole milk, dark blue and white for 2%, turquoise and white for sim, brown and white for chocolate, and orange and white and I thin purple and white for different inds of cream, along with cartons if one wants a smaller amount). Inside the coloured bags are three smaller plastic bags, with the milk in them. We pour the mil by cutting off a corner of the bag, and putting it in a special pitcher. Anyway, in a hurry I just grabbed TWO galon-bags of red and white, and boy does my left arm hurt today. haha Ddin't hurt when I was doing it, but I sure feel it now. I wonder how much two galons of milk weighs? Anyone else ever done something lke that?
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@winterose (39913)
• Canada
16 Jul 12
Yes I do it all the time because I carry three bags in each hand three big grocery bags. And yes it is heavy and I stop several times before I get home, by the time I get home there are big red grooves in my hand where the bags cut into them.
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@kat_2x (105)
21 Nov 12
hi! well thats really heavy.. and im sure it really hurts. 3 liters of milk is heavy already what more if its a 2 galloons.. :)
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• United States
16 Jul 12
I carry like this all the time when we go to the store. my arms get sore like I was working out or something. I have to put them down a few minutes to get a break from the heavy stuff.
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@ElicBxn (59840)
• United States
16 Jul 12
I understand that a gallon of milk weighs about 8 and a half lbs - so it would be close to 17 pounds - that's about 7.7 kilograms if that's the measure you use...
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• United States
16 Jul 12
I have done that sort of thing but not in a while. Usually, my boyfriend is the one who carries the heavy stuff when we go to stores, or I'm not even in the store and he just picks up stuff while he's out running errands anyways. We usually stick to half-a-gallon or one gallon of milk at a time. There's only the two of us, and we really do not drink that much of it. I think that I'm one of maybe a handful of Americans who read this who already knew that milk is sold in plastic bags in Canada. Comic strips can be educational.
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@KrauseHome (32051)
• United States
13 Dec 12
Personally, I think there are times we have all done something like this not thinking and then get home and wonder why we bought what we did, or the amount. It is not always easy to know the correct amount, and do tend to overdo it and pay for it later. Hopefully you will be able to use this up in time, and can keep from doing more of this in the future.
@nicanorr (1789)
• Philippines
29 Nov 12
For us from other corner of the earth we find the way things are done in Canada quite different and educational. Different and educational in the sense that milk in powder and liquid forms are sold to us here in canister good for one gallon and lesser. What puzzles me is how you get the sore in your arm. Did you carry the goods all the way from the grocery to your home? Or to your waiting car? Carrying weight should be evenly distributed; the milk should have been loaded in 2 separate plastic bags carried with both hands in equal weight. I presume the milk are of the fresh kind.
@ladym33 (11009)
• United States
27 Sep 12
Here are bottles come in gallon sized jugs, so it is hard not to be able to tell how many you are carrying and it is hard to carry more than one each hand although I have done it when it is really cold outside and just want to get inside quickly, but that usually means you have to hold on of them with your pinky or the last two fingers on one hand and then it feels like your fingers are going to break off. I don't like doing that but we have 5 people in our family and we go through a lot of milk at our house and I try to avoid driving as much as I can in the winter so I make sure I get as much milk as I can when I go out so I don't have to go out more than a couple of times, as we go through about 8 gallons a week.
• United States
25 Sep 12
I was wondering--what is the origin of the bags of milk?And what was used before plastic bags were invented?I'm asking because it is only used for gallons.
@ladym33 (11009)
• United States
22 Jul 12
I have hurt my arms from carrying things but never milk. I can't hold on to milk that long because it is cold, I did hurt my back once though by grabbing a 22 pound bag of dog food the wrong way though. I didn't lift properly, I just kind of grabbed and threw, not a good thing to do.
@smilemoon (767)
• United Arab Emirates
18 Jul 12
Milk is very important to the bones. Just to add this nice information.
@AmbiePam (44054)
• United States
17 Jul 12
That's really interesting about the milk. And thanks to your post the other day I now know what a white cane is for. I had no idea. You were talking about a white cane, and I'm like, what does that mean? Now I know!
@zeny_zion (1284)
• Philippines
17 Jul 12
nope, our milk is packed in a tetra pack box. we dont use plastic for milk. acually we avoid using plastic as much as possible its one way of contributing to our mother nature.
@GardenGerty (86353)
• Marion, Kansas
17 Jul 12
I sent hubby for some things to the warehouse store, including vinegar. We use it in cleaning and a lot of other things, so I wanted him to get four gallons. It comes two gallons to a box. He got four boxes. So we had eight. A gallon of milk or water weighs approximately eight pounds.
@jillhill (37357)
• United States
16 Jul 12
We can also get milk in a bag and I think its a wonderful idea! Like you sometimes when I unload the car I don't wnat to make more trips then I have to.....so when I get groceries sometimes they are alot heavier then I think they will be..and yes. You feel it the next day...also I have a tendency to drive funny...and then my one shoulder aches! I use my left hand only most of the time..and it kind of pulls on my shoulder.
@BarBaraPrz (15885)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
16 Jul 12
My mother would often cut the wrong corner of the bag... Ever try pouring backwards? And of course, you can't take the bag out again until it's half-empty to rectify the situation.