I am serving a middle aged couple who have only bought a few small things.
Me: Would you like a bag for these?
Customer: Yes, of course. (she sees me scanning the bag) What are you doing that for? Don't you provide bags?
Me: We have a law in South Australia that says we can't give bags out for free anymore. These are just 15 cents, but I could leave it out if you like.
Customer: huffily No, we need it. How long has this been going on?
Me: Um, about a year and half?
Customer's husband: It sort of puts you off coming to South Australia doesn't it?
Me: quite pleasantly Well it does mean we don't have so many plastic bags in our streets.
Customer:Well, I come from Melbourne and we don't have any plastic bags on our streets.
I'm sorry? Did you say 'Melbourne' in the same sentence as 'no plastic bags'? Had I been a bit quicker witted, I could have told them that by returning two bottles or cans to the recycling plant they would make their money back plus a 25% bonus - another thing they don't have in Melbourne - but, oh well.