Thursday, 7 February 2013

Bag For Life?

This afternoon at the supermarket I finally took courage and bought what is described as a bag for life. This was a momentous thing for me to do because apart from the horrendous and terrifying expense - it cost ten pence - I have deep concerns about what a bag for life actually means. Does it mean the bags life? Or is it my life it refers too?

If it's a bag for my life, then I think I should be a bit worried, because having examined my bag for life, I have to say I am not impressed with it's potential for longevity. Some of the stitching looks very suspect and one of the handles looks about ready to take its leave. So if this is a bag for my life, then I suppose I ought to be getting my affairs in order, because I could be gone at any moment.

Why did I allow myself to be browbeaten into buying this bag? I suppose it was because the free plastic carrier bags I usually make do with are just not fit for purpose. Maybe not, but at least they didn't come with the potential to take my life whenever the handles broke off.

Maybe I should get a needle and thread and strengthen the stitching? That way, I can extend the bags life, and in so doing, extend my own. If you think about it, it would be like having an operation to keep me alive.

Well I think that's what I shall do to put my mind at rest. Also just to be doubly safe I shall put the bag away in a drawer. I shall lock the drawer and throw the key into the river. That way my bag for life will last forever. And so will I!

Oh hang on! How long before the fabric of my bag degrades? Now I have to put my mind to preventing that happening. I could seal the bag in an airtight bag before putting it in the drawer I suppose? I wonder how long the airtight bag will last?

I tell you something. It's a good job I'm not one for worrying about things unnecessarily!




21 comments:

  1. You're farther gone than I ever suspected.

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    1. I love your comments Jerry, but why don't you say what you mean? :-)

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    2. I could use some help with that. Sigh.

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  2. If I was you I wouldn't get buying many tins over the next few weeks...

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    1. Do you think John has that long???
      Jane x

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  3. You'll be around to entertain us for years to come....live your life....which will last far longer than your bag for life.

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  4. Maybe you should consider getting 9 of those bags then you will have 9 lives just like a cat

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  5. It's not 'that' bag for life, it's 'a' bag for life. When it falls apart you take it back and they exchange it for another new one. Now don't be silly and take it out of the drawer. Bye the way, did you go for a walk with Sam today?

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  6. Thanks for putting my mind at rest Ilona. Yes we went walking today. It was a lovely day here in the South.

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  7. I was chuckling so loudly that Mr BC wanted to know what I was laughing at. We had rain today and the dogs didn't even want to go out to do their business.

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  8. I thought a bag for life was what happened if you married in a Roman Catholic church...

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  9. As you were rambling I had to wonder... if you put the bag in a drawer would you then become claustrophobic?... If you put it in plastic would you be unable to breathe?... If you sew it will you feel like someone was poking you with a sharp stick?

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  10. You could always laminate it in plastic! Them it would last eons!

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  11. I'm sure you will live forever just like me. It's just a state of mind!

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  12. After watching the series of 'Madmen' all about advertising you can see how much trouble they go to to con us all.
    That is, all except you John, you have clearly looked right into this and made your own decision on what 'Bag for life' means.
    Each to their own. lol
    Keep em coming
    Briony
    x

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  13. Meanqueen gave my reply, thanks Meanqueen.

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  14. Hi John, here in Ireland they introduced a plastic bag levvy (3o cents) and it seems to have got rid of a lot of the rubbish and 'Witches knickers' (plastic bags) we used to always see wrapped around telephone wires.

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  15. I was unfamiliar with a bag for life until I visited today but I do like the fly in the web's definition. And I think you follow Ann's suggestion and just buy 9 bags so you have 9 lives. Hope you have a great weekend, John. Take care.

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  16. I like the idea of buying more of these to extend your chances, John.

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  17. Ya, forget your dog. Buy nine and you'll be the cat's meow!

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