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Grocery Store Hilariously Shames Its Customers Into Bringing Reusable Bags


Cities, countries, and grocery stores all over the world are straight-up banning single-use plastic bags — but one store is trying out a humorous approach when it comes to incentivizing reusable bags. Instead of the typical "have a nice day" message, Vancouver, Canada-based natural grocer East West Market is offering plastic bags with slogans advertising fake stores where most people would not want to be caught shopping.

There are three different bags: "Into the Weird Adult Video Emporium," "Dr. Toews' Wart Ointment Wholesale," and "The Colon Care Co-op." In smaller print on each bag, a line reads: "Avoid the shame. Bring a reusable bag." So if a shopper forgets to bring their own bag, not only will they be subject to a 5-cent fee, but they'll also have to walk the streets of Vancouver with everyone thinking they have warts, colon issues, or a hankering for porn.