Free carrier bag?

The view of my bike handlebars and basket from my perspective sitting on the seat

When I turned down the offer of a carrier bag at my local Co-op shop this afternoon, the lad on the till clocked that I had my bike helmet in my hand and repeated the offer, saying he wouldn’t charge me for the bag because I was on a bike.

I still said thanks but no thanks, as I have a basket on my bike. (And I try to avoid using new plastic bags if I can.)

I’ve no idea if this is an official policy or if he was just using his own discretion, but either way I thought it was really kind and thoughtful. It made me smile 😃