At the supermarket checkout they put a bag or two in your basket. I always say "no bag please", which was one of my first sentences and I had a lot of practice with it. Last night at my local supermarket they didnt put a bag in my basket. I must be known as the no bag foreigner now. Hidemi said that not getting a bag is "rare". It made me think about my place in my little hood. Im the neighborhood foreigner.