i drove to san jose yesterday for a job (hwy 152 is still one of the five best drives in california, btw). upon getting to sj (which i hadn't been to in about a decade) i went to a home depot to pick up a few items. as per usual, i went to the self checkout, since friendly banter with checkout clerks is one of my least favorite activities, especially after what should have been a 6.5 hour drive took 8.5 hours. i suddenly noticed something was awry...or more importantly, missing...bags! the gal working the island in the midst of the self checkout asks me if i'd like a bag. "sure", i said, only to have her inform me that it would be $ .10, and paper. i did a quick double take looking for alan funt before i realized i wasn't being had--but in fact--i was being nanny stated. i informed her i could handle my four items chopped wood style, and didn't need any ten cent bags. sure enough, i googled it when i got back to the hotel. no paper bags allowed in san jose. i won't go into the asshattery involved in this nonsense, i'll just say that every time every i go north of hwy 198, i have to remember where i am.Editor's comment - What a wonderful new word. Can be used for a multitude of purposes: Mandatory seat belts, helmets on bicycles, transfat bans, bans on salt, smoking bans in bars and restaurants, mandatory health care insurance. Thanks to the Obama State we now have so many new uses for being "Nanny-stated."
Monday, December 31, 2012
New verb invented for 2013: You've been "Nanny-stated"
No more plastic bags at N. Cal stores; as if customers don't have enough to carry in their hands already From ModelMayhem.com, commenter, GK from Laguna Beach, California: