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sunshine842 Feb 24, 2014 05:07 PM

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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    UTgal RE: sunshine842 Feb 24, 2014 05:11 PM

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

    1. pinehurst RE: sunshine842 Feb 24, 2014 05:12 PM

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

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        westsidegal RE: pinehurst Feb 26, 2014 05:50 PM

        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.

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          pinehurst RE: westsidegal Feb 28, 2014 08:53 AM

          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. ;-)

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            ttoommyy RE: pinehurst Feb 28, 2014 11:16 AM

            " 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. :)

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              jrvedivici RE: ttoommyy Feb 28, 2014 12:25 PM

              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. :-)

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                pinehurst RE: jrvedivici Feb 28, 2014 12:29 PM

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

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

                ;-)

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                  jrvedivici RE: pinehurst Feb 28, 2014 12:46 PM

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

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        Dirtywextraolives RE: sunshine842 Feb 24, 2014 05:13 PM

        Not anymore.....

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          wadejay26 RE: sunshine842 Feb 24, 2014 05:23 PM

          Yes, plastic bag.

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            Fiona RE: sunshine842 Feb 24, 2014 05:27 PM

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

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              Sherri RE: sunshine842 Feb 24, 2014 05:53 PM

              A paper bag or one of my own. Our garage is at street level and the main house is below this level, I need the milk to be stabalized for the trip down. Alone, a gallon of milk is vulnerable to tipping, in a bag it is more secure.

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                gourmanda RE: sunshine842 Feb 24, 2014 06:03 PM

                In the plastic bag. We have a dog...enough said.

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                  jlhinwa RE: sunshine842 Feb 24, 2014 06:09 PM

                  If I've purchased a gallon, then no bag. If just a half gallon, then I bag it with other items.

                  1. KarenDW RE: sunshine842 Feb 24, 2014 06:15 PM

                    no bag, unless my hands will be super-full, and I need the larger handle of a bag :) in which case, cloth bag.

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                      Puffin3 RE: sunshine842 Feb 25, 2014 06:05 AM

                      You are right. This is indeed a very important question. It's not one I can answer immediately though. I will need some time to give it the amount of careful thought it deserves. I'll get back to you.

                      1. jrvedivici RE: sunshine842 Feb 25, 2014 06:07 AM

                        I live on a farm and we get our own milk directly from the source. However when I bought the cow, yes, I put him in a plastic bag.

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                          jacquelyncoffey RE: jrvedivici Feb 25, 2014 06:26 AM

                          Your cow is a him?

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                            jrvedivici RE: jacquelyncoffey Feb 25, 2014 06:39 AM

                            You mean that isn't milk?

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                              bagelman01 RE: jrvedivici Feb 25, 2014 11:44 AM

                              lemon flavored

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                              ricepad RE: jacquelyncoffey Feb 25, 2014 12:02 PM

                              He's VERY happy at milking time.

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                                INDIANRIVERFL RE: ricepad Feb 26, 2014 07:00 PM

                                How many pounds per month, and what is the butter fat percentage?

                                Pasteuerized, or do you serve it raw?

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                                  Ttrockwood RE: ricepad Feb 26, 2014 07:22 PM

                                  !!!

                            3. bagelman01 RE: sunshine842 Feb 25, 2014 11:43 AM

                              Plastic bag, always.
                              I'm tired of having to clean up drips/leaks/sweat from cold items from the back seat or trunk of my car

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                                masha RE: sunshine842 Feb 25, 2014 11:47 AM

                                Nothing. It's easier to grab by the jug handle than to carry inside a bag. Like Pinehurst, same for jugs of laundry detergent or bleach.

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                                  ricepad RE: sunshine842 Feb 25, 2014 12:04 PM

                                  No bag, unless we're short on bags at home (for trash collection, dog turd collection, etc), in which case I'll double or triple bag.

                                  1. PotatoHouse RE: sunshine842 Feb 25, 2014 01:56 PM

                                    No need to bag it.

                                    1. MamasCooking RE: sunshine842 Feb 25, 2014 04:52 PM

                                      When I used to buy gallons of milk the baggers at Safeway always placed it in whatever bags I selected, either paper or plastic. I always forget to bring my cloth bags.

                                      1. juliejulez RE: sunshine842 Feb 25, 2014 05:19 PM

                                        I rarely buy a gallon of milk but I don't put anything larger with a handle in a bag.

                                        1. LMAshton RE: sunshine842 Feb 26, 2014 02:13 AM

                                          No bag. It has a handle. Same with laundry detergent and 5kg bags of rice.

                                          1. melpy RE: sunshine842 Feb 26, 2014 03:17 AM

                                            I almost exclusively buy half gallons. It goes in a bag. Cloth if I remember which is 9/10 times. Plastic if I forget 1/10 but we have a cat so I do want a few bags for kitty waste.

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                                              BobbieSue RE: sunshine842 Feb 26, 2014 05:25 AM

                                              It gets its own cloth bag, because once I had one that leaked onto the other groceries.

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                                                Hobbert RE: sunshine842 Feb 26, 2014 05:45 AM

                                                I put it in my own bag. The plastic bags are too flimsy. I buy half gallons, so no handle. Anything with a handle (detergent, rice) doesn't go in a bag.

                                                1. Tripeler RE: sunshine842 Feb 26, 2014 05:56 AM

                                                  We only buy milk by the litre here in Japan, because that's the largest size. But in the U.S. we will get milk in half gallon cartons.

                                                  Then we will put it in the big paper bags at checkout.

                                                  1. Cherylptw RE: sunshine842 Feb 26, 2014 05:57 AM

                                                    yep, plastic

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                                                      WNYamateur RE: sunshine842 Feb 26, 2014 07:16 AM

                                                      We use reuseable bags. Everything that'll fit in a bag goes in a bag - allows me to carry more at a time, fewer trips from the garage to the house.

                                                      1. tcamp RE: sunshine842 Feb 26, 2014 07:56 AM

                                                        Usually no if I'm driving home. If I'm walking or biking, then yes in a cloth bag.

                                                        1. iL Divo RE: sunshine842 Feb 26, 2014 05:24 PM

                                                          no bag

                                                          1. ttoommyy RE: sunshine842 Feb 27, 2014 10:43 AM

                                                            A bag that I then throw out. I've had milk that was not leaking itself, but had been sitting with leaky containers and smelled of sour milk. It made everything else in the bag smell of sour milk as well. So not it gets its own disposable plastic bag.

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