Salads and Saving the Earth?

Recently Kauai announced its plans to get on the no-more-plastic-bags bandwagon. Starting next year, we'll all have to remember our reusable bags. Or what? Maybe pay a nickel for one of the biodegradable ones, or a couple dollars for a canvas one. Three cheers! Every time we go to the beach seems like we're chasing people's plastic bags as they blow across the water to go choke a honu or ensnare a seal.

Most of the stores around have started selling little reusable polyester bags, to get us all into practice. I have a little collection: Sueoka's, Long's, Big Save, even a Costco and an imported Trader Joes, from grandma. A friend was telling me that Home Depot's are the best-- super double reinforced, ribbed, double buckled, made in the USA, and infused with man-pheremones.

I mentioned that I loved how the stores give you a discount when you bring your own bag. My friend looked at me blankly.
Yes! I insisted-- everywhere does. Sueokas, Big Save, five or ten cents off!
--I never get a discount.
She gave me a look.--It's because you haole.
me: What?!?
--No! It's true! You go in there, they think, oh good job. I go in there, they say oh you finally remember for bring your bag. They think we no can save the earth! Ha-- like if we go to a restaurant. You like order salad for dinner, they never say notting. I order one salad, they say What-- you on one diet?? What else you like get?
Me: I'm putting this conversation on my blog.


  1. Well It's strange to know that you got discount when you bring your own bag . I think it's a nice skim for discount. :-)
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