Last updated on June 24th, 2017 at 01:32 pm
Nigel Farndale feels superior:
As she asked me if I wanted a plastic bag for my two items – a (wild) salmon sandwich and a banana – the man at the head of the queue next to mine was asked the same question by another assistant. He had a sandwich and an apple. The point is, I said no. He said yes. That was when the look was exchanged.
That, I am ashamed to admit, was the moment I felt superior, if only by one degree, if only for a second. The man had committed a faux pas. He had transgressed an unwritten ethical code. He had fallen foul of the new morality, which actually, if you think about it, is also the new snobbery.
Rise up against these elitist scum! Demand plastic bags with pride. If your snooty vendor hestitates, request a bag for every single item purchased.