This is not, however, a problem in Georgia today. Carrefour has half an aisle dedicated to
|Illicit photo captured surreptitiously with my phone.|
Except Carrefour actually sells reusable bags. There is a big display of them within 15 feet of the security guard stand where you walk in. It tells you to buy these bags because they will save the environment and also Carrefour offers a lifetime guarantee! I would take a picture with my cellphone, but it is too close to the guard stand and I would certainly get caught. Yesterday, however, when I walked in with a large Carrefour bag filled with several smaller, empty reusable bags, the guard stopped me and asked me to leave my bags in one of the lockers designated for that purpose. I pointed to the reusable bag display. He explained that one can only bring empty bags into the store. I pointed out that while my bag was not empty, it only contained more reusable bags, all of which were empty. He was staunch in his point that the bag was not empty. "It is forbidden," he said. I took all the bags out of the Carrefour bag so that I was carrying four bag handles in one hand. That, apparently, was not forbidden, and I was allowed in.
Until next time.