As we mentioned in our previous Monday Mix-Up, when you checkout at an American supermarket someone bags your groceries for you. This person used to ask each time if you wanted paper or plastic, as in paper bags or plastic bags. As far as she can remember, nowadays they do not ask and you just get plastic. This does not mean paper bags do not still exist. If you ask, most stores still will bag your groceries with paper bags.
Reusable bags are also usually sturdier than normal American plastic bags. It isn't too rate for her to see a bag boy double bag items in the USA because he is afraid it might be too heavy/cold/etc.
Now if only you could get the best of both worlds...a bag boy who used reusable bags!
We think that is enough about grocery stores for now but we do not promise that we will be able to resist returning to the topic in the future!