Monday, September 29, 2008

Bagless shopping


Seeing as both hubby and I hate supermarkets with a passion, we do most of our grocery shopping on the Internet these days. Fast, efficient, convenient and delivered to your door - how can you fault it?

Not only that, but we noticed the other day that there's an option for bagless shopping, i.e. they put your shopping in a box, you take it out as soon as it's delivered and the delivery man (or woman) takes the box back. Great idea, you'd think, esp. as we are struggling to reuse what carrier bags we have already, without adding more to the pile.

How is it then that when the shopping was delivered - most of it loose, as expected - there were no less than five items packed in -separate - carrier bags, so we ended up with as many bags as if we hadn't gone for the bagless option in the first place? And what's the point of my unpacking mini tins of evaporated milk, oranges, lemons and yogurt pots onto the floor, only to find that a pack of ham or a carton of orange juice is neatly placed in its very own - full size - carrier bag?

I ask you.

9 comments:

JM said...

We definitely have to get rid of plastic in our lives!...
Your previous photos made me very hungry! They look so delicious! :-)

Tinsie said...

I know - way too much plastic everywhere, and it's so hard to get rid of it too!

The food in the photos was indeed delicious :-)

Betty C. said...

I used to do some Internet shopping, when it was possible here in the French countryside, but was turned off by all the packaging. It's a great concept but there is this problem....

Tinsie said...

If only they could get the bagless shopping thing right, it'd be perfect...

Kali said...

internet grocery shopping would be a dream come true for me!

Karen said...

It boggles the mind, some people's brilliance.

Am insanely jealous of your big-city dwelling perks.

Shionge said...

I love to order grocery online but realise I tend to shop for more items which I don't normally required ;(

I tried to bring my recycle bag when I go to the local market though.... ;D

Tinsie said...

@ Kali & Karen: What can I say, there are certain advantages to living in the city and internet shopping is one of them. It takes me all of 15 minutes to do the amount of shopping in the photo, which isn't bad! The only drawback is that you have to go in for veg and fresh meat, otherwise you can end up with rubbish, but for general groceries, tinned food etc. internet shopping is a godsend.

@ Shionge: You do? For me it's the opposite. I've lost count of the number of times I've gone to the supermarket to buy 5 things and came out with 5 bags!! Scary really.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

ordering your groceries online? they'd laugh me to my grave here in hania...