Don't want to pay 5p for a plastic bag? Steal a basket!
Well, people are at it again, this time, making off with baskets. This has seen a supermarket in Oldham having to put security tags on them, in a bid to thwart thieves.
Just have a look.
Tesco said: "The store had a problem with people taking baskets since the introduction of the carrier bag charge. It is not a blanket policy, but we have introduced security tags as a result."
This is actually more ridiculous than the folk who have been stealing bags-for-life, which ended up being tagged so people wouldn't steal them.
Of course, you're allowed to be annoyed that there's a 5p charge on bags now, but this has been coming for yonks now and you should've known about it. And if you STILL refuse to pay, then there's always a rucksack you could take, or raid the drawer full of placcy bags you have in the kitchen.
Or, y'know, it's only 5p for that one time you forget.