So this afternoon while waiting for my parents to pick me up from school- because they promise to- I decide to go to the nearby Indomaret for a snack, I mean I’ve been waiting for an extra hour but they still haven’t arrived yet. After since they installed the vending machine @ school, I’ve found a new favourite snack, the sour something pringles! Sadly it’s a quite rare item for even a big chain of minimarket. but the colour of green may have stuck to my head, and at the end, I go with the seaweed biscuitsy. stop correcting me grammarly.
Okay after making up my pick, I go to the cashier ofc. Aa! I ALSO start to count my hmm inseparable food plastic packaging and limit it to 5 per week, ill reduce it to 4 next week, if things go well. Yesterday I can’t resist the salmon and unagi sushi so it’s down to 3 then. but plus today’s plastic-foil from my seaweed crackers- a yea crackers! it’s down to 2.
There was a mother with her maybe elementary student boy at the cashier, and I wait behind them. But mas indomaret gave me a sign to do the transaction, so it seems the previous customer is waiting for their order. Of course, I refuse the plastic bag with “a plastiknya gausah mas.” And I thought that was it.
the mother suddenly takes off her pizza box and other additional chilli sauces from its plastic bag, I’m confused but have a glimpse of hope. She then pushes the plastic bag and says “Saya juga gausah deh.”
huwaaa I’ve been thinking that maybe giving an example by making a habit would be an ineffective solution or a long progress one to actually bring people awareness and start to act. But it was that simple, and that short time progress, to make a result.
It was truly a heartwarming experience. To remember nothing goes pointless, vain, or wasted, both in the positive and negative way.