If you have a car this probably isn’t an issue for you, but for those of us on the East Coast who have to walk home from the grocery store every day carrying our meal bags of sustenance, unbalanced bagging is a burden one should wish upon no one.
Why do grocery store baggers take the two heaviest items — let’s say two gallons of soy milk — and put them both into one bag while all the other bags are filled with single, feather-light, items like napkins and taco shells?
Is there a point to having one bag that cannot be carried by one person alone while all the other bags are light enough to walk home on their own? We usually end up re-bagging our bags before we leave the store to more evenly distribute the weight.
We find it funny we tip the bagger only to re-bag our bags. If you ask the bagger to not heavy bag you get three gallons of soy milk in a single bag the next time.
At first we thought the Single Bagger Theory was a strange sort of “customer convenience” theory gone askew in that the heavy bag could be traded between persons or juggled between hands to relieve tension — but we now realize heavy single bagging is just purposefully mean and cruel and we call it:”Bagger’s Revenge.”