Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Prompt: Bag


"Oh, could you double bag those?"

"No, sir."


"I’m can’t double bag your groceries."

"Why not? All the other baggers always double-bag for me. Besides, I only have one bag."

"But imagine the consequence if your action were universalized. If every customer got twice the bags, you can see that the result would be unacceptable."

"But does everyone even ask you to double-bag?"

"No matter. You must act according to that maxim whereby you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law."

Damn. Just my luck to get the Kantian bag boy.

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