Random Monday

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I was debating whether or not to even post today, but then I saw this on Pinterest:

How To Fold Plastic Shopping Bags**

Shopping Bag Folding WTF



How to fold.




I just… I can’t… I mean, why? WHY? Why do you need to do that?

First of all, I don’t get (and I realize I am probably in the minority on this, so I have braced myself for the outrage) why people keep those stupid bags. WHY. 

I know people use them in their bathroom trash cans. But do you know how much a roll of bathroom-sized trash bags costs? A dollar. A dollar for a neat little bundle of trash bags that will last forever and will not multiply into a giant flapping organism attacking me every time I open the cabinet door under the sink. A DOLLAR.

Secondly, even if I DID decide for some bizarre reason to keep shopping bags (like if we get a dog and I need to pick up his poo, which will never happen because a) dogs and b) poo), I would certainly not have time to FOLD THEM into tiny little folded flag shapes. I can barely find the time to take a shower once in a while, never mind fold a bunch of stupid little bags every time I get home from WalMart. How does that work, anyway? Do you fold them every time you get home? Or do you have a box of them that you keep in a cupboard for the day the urge to fold something, anything, strikes? If I had nothing better to do than watch soap operas and eat bon-bons, I can virtually guarantee I would never be so bored as to resort plastic shopping bag origami.

And don’t start in on me about recycling. Even if you DO use them as trash bags, they STILL get thrown away. So it’s not really recycling, it’s more like delaying the inevitable. Stuffing a shopping bag with used kleenexes does not mean it won’t eventually find it’s way to the sea, where it will immediately attempt to strangle a pelican.

If you really cared about pelicans, you’d make Shopping Bag Dresses

Shopping Bag Dress

Or Coats

Shopping Bag Coat

Or Chickens

Shopping Bag Chicken

So. There you go. Random Rant, courtesy of the Callous, Unfeeling, Pelican-Hating, Grouchy Lady at Not Inadequate.

**apologies to the shopping bag folders; probably this whole post was generated out a deep seated envy of those more organized than I.

That chicken is kinda cute…

9 Responses to “Random Monday”

  1. Connie Weiss Says:

    I am known at school for my collection of Target bags. I had to deliver Summer Workbooks to 30 classrooms and I brought my bags from home.

    Please note the new URL of my blog. I’ve had to revert back to my old blogspot from 5 years ago because I’m an idiot.
    Connie Weiss´s last blog post ..Blog Troubles

  2. Kristy Says:

    This could be the funniest post of the summer. You is funny, chickie.

    And yes, I keep my plastic shopping bags under the sink for just that purpose. A dollar saved is a whole dollar, after all.

  3. Happy Elf Mom Says:

    Me! I keep plastic shopping bags! I have kids use them when they go to the pool to keep their swim stuff in instead of gym bags. Sometimes low-class me will pack lunches in them if we are going somewhere and I don’t want to keep track of a cooler or stuff like that.
    Happy Elf Mom´s last blog post ..The Matthew Effect

  4. Stacey Says:

    Just wanted to say…..I GOT MY PENCIL SHARPENER!!
    We looooooove it. As in sharpening-every-pencil-in-the-house RIGHT NOW love it.
    …and it’s green, so it’s perfect. Yay!!!

  5. Robin Jingjit Says:

    Hahahah! I totally save my bags and fold them that way, too! In my defense I didn’t learn it from Pinterest, everyone does that here in Thailand. But I don’t save thousands of them. If I have like 10 already I just throw away new ones that I get. It’s not like a hoarder thing. 😉
    Robin Jingjit´s last blog post ..U2 and hello kitty undershirts

  6. Lisa Says:

    I have an urge to make that rooster now … 😉
    Lisa´s last blog post ..Friday Funnies

  7. chocolatechic Says:

    I save mine…for my bathroom trash, dog poo, and cat poo…we have a lot of poo.

    I also don’t fold mine, I just wrap it around my hand in a wee bundle and toss it into a large walmart bag.

    Did I mention we have 4 animals…lots and lots of poooooooooooooo
    chocolatechic´s last blog post ..7/29

  8. Nan | wrathofmom.blogspot.ca Says:

    My mom folds her plastic shopping bags. And then when she comes to my house, she folds mine. We mock her for this foible. Usually we just shove ours in this. How do you not own one of these? They are de rigeur in everyone’s house. In Canada, anyway. Mind you, we also take off our shoes when we enter people’s homes so maybe we’re completely uncouth.
    Nan | wrathofmom.blogspot.ca´s last blog post ..Home again, home again…

  9. krystal Says:

    deb! I can’t start my homeschool week without Monday randomness! are you ok? I haven’t spit coffee out my nose in two weeks 😉 missing you (can I say that to a lady I’ve never actually met?)and hope your school day is peaceful!