Always Bring Your Own Bags to Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe’s has the greatest stuff.  Succulent baked tofu.  Delectable peanut butter salted caramel truffles.  And adorable hipster cashiers.

I stopped in there last week for some groceries and that’s it, I swear.  The cashier-director directed me towards a tall, lithe, curly-moppped cashier with glasses.  Swoon.

I placed my groceries on the register and pulled out my neon-yellow reusable shopping bag.

“Oh, you brought your own bag!”  the cashier cutie mused. 

Seeing this as an opportunity, I launched into my flirtation.

“Oh yeah.  Reuse a bag, save a tree!  I love trees!  They give us oxygen and slapstick comedy.”

“Alright, total is $12.96.  Swipe your card now if you please…”

“I think I shall, if I thank you…”  HEY!  I said I was flirting, I didn’t say I was good at it!

Or maybe I’m better than you think…

“Okay, can I get your name and phone number?”  the cashier casually crowed.


“Okay! Meghan, M-E-G-H-A-N, 555-555-5555…!”

“Great!”  my checkout hunk chirped.  “Now you’re entered into the Bring Your Own Bag raffle!”

“…Great!”  I grabbed my groceries, and headed out, awkwardly.

So I may have lost the guy….

….but word is still out on that raffle.


3 responses to “Always Bring Your Own Bags to Trader Joe’s”

  1. Trader Joes needs to get its healthy delicious bum over to Utah. FIRST of all, those truffles sound amazing. Second of all, I ran out of 21 season salute, and you can eat it on anything.

  2. Anonymous Avatar

    (For future use:)

    "Great!" my checkout hunk chirped. "Now you're entered into the Bring Your Own Bag raffle!"

    "Well you feel free to you use that number to call me sometime." *wink*

  3. hehehe so cute, I've never one the BYOB raffle, but I did pick up a TJs cashier once!

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