i've uttered this so many times at checkout counters, it needs to be my epitaph: "i don't need a bag."
my goal is to preempt the whole paper or plastic question so as to reduce the labor of the clerk. in addition, i enjoy not needing something. i do so much self-deprivation but with things i shouldn't deprive myself of (sleep, water, the sexlove combo) that it's a nice change to deprive myself of something (such as a hurtful to the environment bag) that i should deprive myself of.
alternately i do need a bag to be buried in (i should live to 120), in which case i'd prefer the one after the jump.