Another Thing I Learned in Canada


Our hotel room had a fridge, so we went to the market to stock up on a few drinks and snacks. We weren’t planning to buy a lot of stuff so instead of a cart we just put the items in a hand basket.

At the checkout line, the girl asked me, “Do you want bags for this?”

Am I missing something? “How else are we going to get it to the car?” I asked.

“I’m going to charge you for them,” she said, “so I have to ask you if you want them.”

Plastic grocery bags in Canada will set you back five cents apiece . . .

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