Friday, April 14, 2017
Baggage: Hi-vis please
First, RantWoman flirts with mail order but really likes the human contact, physical exercise, and randomness of shopping in person. Amazon Go is not a concept that sounds like fun for RantWoman; sometimes the entire POINT of a shopping trip is some human exchange with a clerk.
Next, RantWoman has been bringing her own shopping bags since the days of the 5 cent discount for one's own bags, long before Seattle's ban on plastic shopping bags.
Here please note the two Before and After time warp shopping bag photos. In particular, the first photo is an regular Trader Joe's canvas shopping bag. RantWoman likes these bags for durability, shoulder straps, and simplicity. RantWoman, though would happily pay about #2.00 more per bag if the one on the left came with the same kind of reflector tape RantWoman has sewn onto the one on the right.
In RantWoman's fantasy life, and based on RantWoman's own expertise using sewing machines or thinking about sewing in a manufacturing setting, RantWoman thinks adding reflector tape should be easily feasible during the manufacturing process.
One more RantWoman peculiarity: yep, sometimes the outside of RantWOman's bags gets grungy. RantWoman launders them occasionally. RantWoman also hands her bags to store clerks fully prepared to put her purchases inside. But store clerks are sometimes squeamish because of the exterior grime. RantWoman thinks she is supposed to appreciate this concern. RantWoman does not know how to react. In fact, RantWoman is WAY more concerned that store clerks divide her purchases fairly evenly among the bags provided and always, always just give RantWoman the bananas so RantWoman is responsible for any damage that occurs in transit as a result of packing issues. Word!