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#15466 Behemoth

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 08:27 PM


If everyone walked or took mass transportation, it would be a different story.

Not really. I walk for many purchases and just stuff a folded bag in my pocket, or a carrier bag over my shoulder.
Yeah I usually keep one in my handbag. The handbag itself is usually a “shopper” which is handy if I’m buying drugstore stuff.

Come to think of it, I did this way before I ever moved to yurp.
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#15467 Orik

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 10:19 PM

We love the nylon bags sold at checkout at most supermarkets like Monoprix.    a euro including its own bag.    Stuff in pocket.   

Besides crayon colors, Monoprix usually has one with miniature print of Paris monuments, happily received by friends at home,

! euro at Monoprix;  $10 on ebay!

 

So you can buy a hundred of these, fly them back, sell them for $1000 and cover the cost of your flight!


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Posted 16 February 2020 - 02:02 AM

 

We love the nylon bags sold at checkout at most supermarkets like Monoprix.    a euro including its own bag.    Stuff in pocket.   

Besides crayon colors, Monoprix usually has one with miniature print of Paris monuments, happily received by friends at home,

! euro at Monoprix;  $10 on ebay!

 

So you can buy a hundred of these, fly them back, sell them for $1000 and cover the cost of your flight!

 

I'll let Daniel do it.


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Posted 16 February 2020 - 03:32 PM

Daniel would obviously go to China where the bags are made from good old plastic bags shipped over from Japan, and where they cost $0.05. ($0.03 if they were mistakenly printed with Monoqrix)


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Posted 16 February 2020 - 04:49 PM

My point.

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Posted 17 February 2020 - 12:01 AM

 

If everyone walked or took mass transportation, it would be a different story.

Not really.    I walk for many purchases and just stuff a folded bag in my pocket, or a carrier bag over my shoulder.    It's amusing to see how many people refuse to pop for a bag and are content to stroll along juggling several items of unwrapped food, like a quart of milk, baguette and pound of butter.

 

Or everyone at lunchtime carrying their takeout items, cutlery, and napkins in their hands.  It was really strange to me when I first started working in SF.


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Posted 17 February 2020 - 04:04 AM



If everyone walked or took mass transportation, it would be a different story.

Not really. I walk for many purchases and just stuff a folded bag in my pocket, or a carrier bag over my shoulder. It's amusing to see how many people refuse to pop for a bag and are content to stroll along juggling several items of unwrapped food, like a quart of milk, baguette and pound of butter.
Or everyone at lunchtime carrying their takeout items, cutlery, and napkins in their hands. It was really strange to me when I first started working in SF.

People haven’t adapted by bringing their own bag
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Posted 17 February 2020 - 01:58 PM

 

 

 

If everyone walked or took mass transportation, it would be a different story.

Not really. I walk for many purchases and just stuff a folded bag in my pocket, or a carrier bag over my shoulder. It's amusing to see how many people refuse to pop for a bag and are content to stroll along juggling several items of unwrapped food, like a quart of milk, baguette and pound of butter.
Or everyone at lunchtime carrying their takeout items, cutlery, and napkins in their hands. It was really strange to me when I first started working in SF.

People haven’t adapted by bringing their own bag

 

Come to California.


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Posted 20 February 2020 - 08:29 PM

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Posted 01 March 2020 - 09:31 PM

Long, long lines of shoppers at Costco stocking up on water, Chlorox wipes, toilet paper, rice and beans.  Coronavirus panic anyone?


Then that happened.

 

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Posted 02 March 2020 - 02:11 AM

Long, long lines of shoppers at Costco stocking up on water, Chlorox wipes, toilet paper, rice and beans.  Coronavirus panic anyone?

Totally blindsided by this.    Went to Smart and Final, a quasi mini warehouse store, for commercial wax paper sheets, large jars of pitted green olives, their excellent price on grant marnier.    Mostly Asian shoppers were piling paper products and 50 pound sacks of rice onto their carts.   Shelves were stripped of staples.    Someone has a better plan than we do....


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Posted 02 March 2020 - 12:03 PM

Between yesterday's fresh direct order and the stock of rancho gordo beans I have enough food for a month, at least of whatever's nonperishable or freezable.

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Posted 02 March 2020 - 12:51 PM

Went to my local Asian market Friday for weekend Leap Year dinner party. Much to my surprise, police were there attempting to control people who were fighting over 50-pound sacks of rice. Manager told me he had no idea why, but he did say shipments from China have been curtailed.

 

No other items were being ravaged and there was plenty of Uncle Ben's and Carolina rice on the shelves.

 

Finally a three-bag limit was suggested by the police. It didn't work, they sold out of their 200 bags within 20 minutes. Peace was restored. 



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Posted 02 March 2020 - 04:34 PM

Same here at a Smart and Final mini-warehouse store.      Place was jammed with shoppers filling baskets with huge sacks of rice but also paper and sanitizing products..     Other shoppers stared at us as we flew through small purchase check-out with a large jar of green olives and several bottles of Grand Marnier.
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Posted 02 March 2020 - 04:51 PM

Same here at a Smart and Final mini-warehouse store.      Place was jammed with shoppers filling baskets with huge sacks of rice but also paper and sanitizing products..     Other shoppers stared at us as we flew through small purchase check-out with a large jar of green olives and several bottles of Grand Marnier.
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During a crisis pandemic, one can never have enough Grand Marnier.

 

Or olives.