WTF? I can't take it any more, I was trying to restrain from posting this (like my brother was suggesting), but since it happened twice in a row, I have no choice. Here's the thing, if a customer asks for paper, give them paper. If you don't ask, start using plastic, and they notice and ask for paper, take the products out of the plastic bags and move them to paper. The worst possible course of action is to put the plastic bags in a paper bag... that doesn't do anyone any good. Two days ago I was at QFC (it is the closest grocery store by a long way) and they started using plastic. I noticed and politely asked for paper instead. I went around to help unpack the plastic, but they just grabbed the bag and stuck in a fucking paper bag. The whole reason I wanted paper was to not use petroleum based plastic bags which are perhaps one of the ugliest creations ever. I didn't say anything at the time, but complained the whole ride home and the rest of the day. Today my brother and I walked up to Starbucks, but stopped at QFC to get a few things. I asked for paper at least twice. The person packing must not have heard me (and the person scanning didn't relay), so they put our bag of chips in plastic. I spoke up and asked for paper. What did they do? They put the fucking plastic bag full of chips into a paper bag! I couldn't believe it. I took the paper bag from them, sat it down a few feet away, pulled out the chips, took the plastic bag off, and put it back on their counter. What the hell is wrong with QFC? Since this happened twice in row, I can only assume that QFC trains its employees to give away as many plastic bags as possible. When arriving at the front of the line, you are often asked, "Is plastic okay?" I can't imagine why QFC wants to default to plastic bags... they are a scourge on the landscape. The only conclusion I can make is that QFC is in bed with the petroleum industry, otherwise it doesn't make sense. I can't wait for my cloth bag to arrive from the power company (from when I signed up for green power). In the meantime, I'm going to avoid QFC as much as possible (more than I already do).