Elder Elf spied Queenie heading out the door with her Louis Vuitton Leather steamer trunk. He was a little surprised since the old gal had just returned from a junket to Dubai for New Year’s.
He asked her, “On another world tour, Ma’am?”
She looked annoyed and answered, “No.”
Elder was permitted to ask a second question, “Then, where are you taking your luggage?”
Her answer: “The grocery to pick up some goodies for a ‘We Survived the Holidays Party.’”
It seems that Queenie had heard at the nail sharpening salon that a new Dallas ordinance required customers to bring their own bags to the store.
Elder took Queenie aside for a talk.
BTW, the new bag ordinance that kicked off January 1 has received mixed reviews. Some people applaud the effort for being more environmentally responsible. Others resent the extra hassle of bringing bags or paying extra for the banned bags.
But the new development has also resulted in a group of people being verbally abused — clerks and cashiers. These folks are not responsible for the passing of the ordinance. They are simply doing their jobs that now require them to implement the ban.
Whatever your feelings about the new bag restrictions, share them with your city council representative. Check those complaints when it comes to your checker.