I finally started getting ready for the inevitable. No, not death or taxes. I’m talking about New Jersey’s ban on single-use plastic bags which begins May 4.

I finally bought three reusable bags when I was in Aldi the other night. Of course, their name is emblazoned across the bright green bag so that I’m paying for their advertising. Serves stores right for doing this because guess what? I don’t always shop there. So I’ll be bringing Aldi bags into competing grocery stores like Stop n’ Shop and ShopRite and vice versa. Oh well.

Then I also bought a fourth reusable bag that had a Yankees logo. At least that one won’t give any store managers agida.

I got to wondering. Is there a better way? A more sarcastic way? A more fun way?

If we’re all stuck doing something many of us don’t want to be doing at all, could we at least have a little fun with it? I set out to see if there are reusable bags for grocery shopping that had anything funny or at least amusing written on them.

Oh yes. Yes, there are.

Take this handy dandy one that will leave everyone lost if they’re not old enough to know who this guy is.

Etsy
Etsy
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Here’s a tinier one good for maybe quick convenience store runs.

Amazon
Amazon
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Feel like getting in a flex while you shop? Try this.

Instacart
Instacart
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Addiction is a big problem in the Garden State. This reusable bag tackles it head-on.

Dot and Bo
Dot and Bo
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Here’s one that sums things up quite nicely.

Customized Girl
Customized Girl
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This one is great.

Red Bubble
Red Bubble
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You might need this one in a crowded grocery store.

Red Bubble
Red Bubble
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For the deep thinker.

Red Bubble
Red Bubble
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Finally, a reusable bag might work better than any dating app.

Red Bubble
Red Bubble
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