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Some cashiers don’t help bag groceries

A man carries his purchase in a plastic

A man carries his purchase in a plastic bag from a grocery store. Photo Credit: AP / Richard Drew

Ever since Suffolk County required stores to charge 5 cents for every plastic bag for groceries, I’ve experienced longer lines at local stores such as Stop & Shop, Walmart and Best Market because customers are using their own bags [“Buy a folding bag for your purse or pocket,” Letters, Feb. 8].

When customers bring reusable bags, some cashiers no longer help bag the groceries. If this is no longer the cashiers’ responsibility, maybe they should get a pay cut, and the stores can pass the savings on to customers.

Tim McCarthy, Coram

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