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Monday, 5 October 2015

A Prayer for those in Carrier Bag Chaos

Archdruid: For those who are now 5p poorer

All: We light a tea light.

A tea light is lit.

Archdruid: For those who want some shopping spontaneously on the way home

All: We light a tea light.

A tea light is lit.

Archdruid: For those who are balancing their shopping down the street

All: We light a tea light.

A tea light is lit.

Archdruid: For those who have mixed fresh meat with a tin of soup and got charged anyway

All: We light a tea light.

A tea light is lit.

Archdruid: For those who are carrying hot chips home from the chippie in their hands after failing to understand the law

All: We light a tea light.

A tea light is lit.

 Archdruid: For those who bought loose eggs in Manchester, tried to carry them home, and got so angry they started throwing them

All: We light a tea light.

A tea light is lit.

Archdruid: For the 250th employee in a small retailer, wondering whether it's them or the free bags that will be going

All: We light a tea light.

A tea light is lit.

Archdruid: For live goldfish, who are now a preferential option over fish fingers

All: We light a tea light.

A tea light is lit.

Archdruid: For the people who make paper bags, who may have to work ever so hard

All: We light a tea light.

A tea light is lit.

Archdruid: For forgetful people, who will end up getting charged all the time

All: We've run out of tea lights

Archdruid: Chezza, can you nip down the Bazaar and get some tea lights?

Hymn: You'll Never Walk Alone (arr: Rodgers)

Chezza: Sorry Eileen - didn't have enough for the tea lights.

Archdruid: I gave you 2 quid.

Chezza: Yeah, but they say it's 5p for the bag.

Archdruid: Chaos! It's chaos!

11 comments :

  1. Chin up! Wales survived this particular apocalypse and 4 years on there's a bit less litter blowing about.

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  2. We've had this tax in Ireland for ages ... no chaos and fewer stray plastic bags!

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  3. Life on the England-Wales border has now become just a little simpler. The first time I shopped in Broughton (AKA Brychdyn) I very nearly pressed the button on the self-service till to say I had two bags (thinking that it meant how many of my own bags was I using for the purpose of gaining green points). Luckily I realised in time that it was asking how many bags I wanted to be charged for!

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  4. This is wonderful. I should add that I just discovered your links about Druids and Stonehenge, which are wonderful for my research! Thank you!

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  5. I did enjoy this! The mail headline this morning did make me laugh. Chaos? It makes out we are all stupid.

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    1. Only those that the Daily Mail is addressing, surely.

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    2. But they need to be told as one of the symptoms of this illness is being unaware of it.

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  6. The Daily Mail has to big this one up, in the only way they know how, because they are claiming credit for the impostion of the charge.

    I was in a Tesco in Dorset on Monday morning and there was no fuss, no aggro. People (such as me) who had brought their own bags only to discover at the checkout that they had left them in the car, got a bit tetchy with themselves, but that was all.

    Another great Daily Fail moment.

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  7. Is it coincidence that Wales, Scotland and Ireland have had the plastic bag charge for quite a while and these nations are doing better at rugby union than England?

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