It is reported that shoppers in Australia have been attacking checkout staff because of a nationwide ban on the supply of single-use plastic bags.
Australians are mostly nice,
So much you’d like to meet them twice,
But recently a few, I think,
Were acting like the worse for drink.
They were quite sober, though, I’m told,
But with goods that had just been sold,
They needed bags, of plastic kind,
And there were none that they could find.
Such bags, it seems, had just been banned,
Across most of the Aussie land,
And so henceforth and from today,
For stronger bags they have to pay.
This went down like a lead balloon,
And some of them were very soon,
Attacking shop employees that,
We’re simply at their checkouts sat.
You will agree with me, I know,
That it’s not right to have a go,
Like this and so they should desist,
And not behave like they are p*ssed.
So when you’re shopping do beware,
There may be loutish people there,
Who all too soon can lose their rag,
If they can’t find a plastic bag.
The brewing people likely know,
And therefore when for beer you go,
You’ll find that it is orthodox,
To pack them in a cardboard box.
So drinkers can this new rule heed,
Because the box is all they need,
To show that they can do things right,
Including not to start a fight.