Shopping bag overload

@Pocs39 (39)
August 8, 2012 7:13pm CST
There you are standing in the checkout line of your favorite local grocery. Pleased with yourself that with bonus buys, sales and coupons you have come under budget . It's soon your turn, you but up the order divider and start to organize your groceries so they are easier to unpack when you return home, carful to put the bread and eggs separate, so not risking smashing or breakage. The clerk asks for a bonus card and you happily add you have brought along some reusable grocery bags, everyone has to do there part. As she slides your items over the scanner you rush to start bagging, because you don't want them to heavy or no one knows how to bag better than you. Just as you grab your first cold item a young boy shows up to help bag. Saying how great reusable bags are for really loading them up. Trying to bag quicker than he does you notice the bags he is packing weighs more than a Ford Pinto, bursting out the seams, yourself and the bags, you head to the car. Because of not having enough reusable bags you do have several plastic ones. Lifting the first bag it tears open and can goods go rolling down the parking lot. After running down the can of roll away peas you begin again. Only this time it was your reusable bag, the handle breaks causing you to drop it, and there goes your eggs and bread, and of course the eggs are packed on top of the bread, and those jar of olives are no more, a parking lot omlete for the swarming birds. Ready to just give up you realize, it's just beginning, you also have to worry about getting you groceries into the house. My question is simple, do the clerks that try to help overload your bags?
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@Raine38 (9029)
• United States
9 Aug 12
If ever they decided to "help" me with bagging my grocery bags, I would be telling him that he should do this or that. In a nice way of course, poor guy is just doing his job. Not! It has happened to me before as well, but it didn't ripped my bag, it just that he filled up my bag and made sure everything fits that my cookies are crushed and my food tastes like detergent because he packed them together, so close together. From that way onwards, I do not only watch the cashier scanning my items, but as well as the very "helpful" bagger.
@tess1960 (2387)
• United States
9 Aug 12
I have just the opposite problem. we get hoe and find only 1 or 2 items in a bag and another bag full and the next bag has one breakable item and one non breakable. Then there is the leaking gallon of milk in another bag. I think my grocery store thinks yu will believe if you have a lot of bags you spent wisely. Hah, it still amounts to not much, but a lot of plastic bags to throw away or recycle.
• United States
9 Aug 12
I don't let them bag my bags at all. They stand and watch me bag my food up. I think people should know to let me bag my own food if I am standing where you can't get to a bag or my food.