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Question for the ages

Okay, hounds -- when buying a gallon of milk at the grocery store, do you put it in the bag or not?

Cloth bag, or plastic bag?

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  1. I leave it up to the bagger. If I'm at self checkout I'll put it in one of my cloth bags.

    1. Never. Also don't put big gallons of laundry detergent in bags.

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      1. re: pinehurst

        the big gallons of detergent are the things i still insist go into a disposable bag.
        just yesterday, at costco, EVERY jug of dish soap was gummy on the bottom with dried dish soap.
        the last remaining purpose of disposable bags is to protect my trunk and my other purchases from leaks.

        1. re: westsidegal

          Oh yuck. Yes, in that case, I can see wanting a bag. Slightly OT, I always do the "tighten" of the top caps/spouts before putting them in the shopping cart in case someone before us just HAS to sniff the new scent of Downy and does an anemic job of putting the cap back on. Learned the hard way on that one...

          ETA, the dog fur in my back seat provides a natural layer of protection. ;-)

          1. re: pinehurst

            " Slightly OT, I always do the "tighten" of the top caps/spouts before putting them in the shopping cart in case someone before us just HAS to sniff the new scent of Downy and does an anemic job of putting the cap back on."

            That's why I always take from the back. :)

            1. re: ttoommyy

              That's why after I HAVE to take a sniff of the new Downy, I always leave the cap loose and put it back in the back. :-)

              1. re: jrvedivici

                As they say on Monty Python, YOU BASTARD!!!!

                I knew it was you that was doing it!!! Just knew it!

                ;-)

                1. re: pinehurst

                  I'm also the bastard that loosen's the salt shaker tops. ;-p

          1. Only if I have one of my bags to put it in.