Last night I made a trip over to the local Aldi store. I decided I would put my denim bags to the test. I wasn't doing major shopping - just the mid-paycheck shopping, ya know? Well, I buzzed through the isles and got what I needed. It was a small load compared to most Aldi trips. I go to the check out and the guy says, "Do you need bags today?" I said, "no thank you." After I pay and start to walk away I pick up my denim bag that has the other bag and a few spare reused bags inside. The cashier says, "Oh that's your bag - I thought it was a pair of shorts." Yeah, I pretty much had the same look on my face that you have right now. SHORTS? Why would I be carrying a pair of shorts in my cart? In case I got hot while shopping? I said, "No these are my bags." He (trying to save face, I think) said, they are very cool." I told him I made them (hoping close by shoppers would hear and rush over to place their orders). Unfortunately, no one did (that time anyhow - there is always next time). After all that, I go over the the pack your stuff up counter and started packing away. It was unbelievable the amount of stuff I could fit into one bag. Because they are so sturdy and I didn't have to worry about them ripping or falling apart I made them pretty heavy. Even Jake was impressed when he carried the groceries in (he is such a good hubby). Oh, he also stopped by Walmart on his way home and bought more sewing machine needles. While he was there he noticed there are needles made for sewing denim (duh why didn't I think of that???) so hopefully I won't be breaking anymore needles.
Oh, in case you were wondering....I fit $32 worth of Aldi stuff in 3 bags! How cool is that???