People who don’t bag their own groceries at Trader Joe’s

trader_joes.jpgCheckout lines at Trader Joe’s take forever not because it’s too crowded or because it’s a Sunday or because they’re understaffed, but because customers don’t realize that the Trader Joe’s corporation can offer $2 gourmet chicken by cutting down the bagging staff. People in long lines often look back, smirk, and say something like “Long line, huh? Guess someone called in sick.” Nope. Next time you’re at Trader Joe’s, watch and see how many people stare into space as cashiers ring their items and place them in a big pile. Then watch these guys stare as cashiers bag their big piles of food. Do the math, and you’ll soon realize that if everyone bagged their own food, we’d all get out of there twice as fast. And don’t worry, it’s completely safe. Placing frozen spinach and chocolate covered blueberries into a paper sack won’t cause cancer. Try it, and if I’m wrong, I’ll reimburse you for your own staff time. And if you already bag your own food, way to go! Poke me on Facebook so I can plant a bell pepper in your Earth Day Garden.