I was pleasantly surprised when I went to the grocery store today. First, the cashier and the guy doing the bagging both said they liked it when people used canvas bags for their groceries. Then, when the first of my net produce bags came up the conveyor belt, the cashier exclaimed that they were "neat" and the bagging guy said, "and you can wash them and use them over and over again!" I was just beaming at this point, and said that yes, I had felt strange putting plastic produce bags into my canvas grocery bags and that I had decided to "turn my eco-nerdity up a notch." The cashier giggled at this, and we all had a cheerful grocery-related interaction.
This was a happy turn of events, because earlier in the day I had had an eco-freak out when I saw all the cigarette butts and other garbage outside the restaurant where I had brunch with my parents. It's an unfortunate sign of Spring around here: all the Winter garbage is revealed from underneath the melting snow. I will never understand why people think the Earth is their garbage can. It infuriates me to no end. Gah!