Packing groceries….1st real job….at Plumb’s Super Markets….and $ .75 per hour.
Most people remember their first real work. Packing groceries was a great test of doing work well….if not excellent. No plastic bags in 1958. A paper grocery bag had three distinct layers….all done with precision….on a busy Friday night and all day Saturday.
The perfect layered bag:
- Bottom – Cans to fit the rectangular bag
- Middle – Boxed goods – cereal, etc
- Top – Soft goods – bread, produce
To just throw items in the bag was unacceptable
The lesson learned from “grocery store 101” – do the best at whatever task is at hand.
Note: I still prefer to pack my own grocery bags.