April 20, 2017 5:42pm CST
It seems as if I wrote something like this before, but since it happened again, here is the incident. Anne and I were in the big box Costco store. I had loaded a bag, about 40 pounds, of potting soil into our cart and was standing there while Anne looked for Impatiens. I noticed an older (like me) Asian woman looking at the potting soil, then at her basket. She seemed to be calculating whether she could lift the bag high enough to place it there. So, I asked if I could do that for her and she was quite grateful. I wondered at the time how she would get it into her car and told her she could ask the cashier for help. The strange thing here is, that as we were leaving the crowded parking lot (it had started raining), there she was, her trunk open, pondering again. What else could I do? I stopped the car, hopped out and loaded the bag into her trunk. It seems very odd to me that these things happen occasionally, even stranger when they are fifteen minutes apart and involve the same people. I wonder how she got it out of her car?
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• Moses Lake, Washington
I have joked with the grocery baggers that want to help me at the store that they can come home with me and carry the bags up the deck steps and into the house. Its that hefting stuff up the steps that gets me most.
• Eugene, Oregon
@JamesHxstatic I do like my bags packed evenly to carry. I like my reusable bags so I don't have to worry about them breaking. At one grocery store they pretty much always took your groceries out to the car. They would always head to the trunk and I would always ask them to put the heavier things on the seat. It is easier to lift it out from the seat than to have to lean over the trunk and get it up. One can slide things off the seat.