Bellingham has already proven to be different from Seattle in many ways, but people, it's still very much the North West. These Portlandia clips perfectly describe the funniest two experiences that I seem to re-live every day since moving here.
While you might possibly get run over in St. Louis, you'll never get to where you're going in the NW with these annoying super polite drivers. No one can find the gas pedal!!
Most stores do have bags, but you pay for them. The first time I went to Target, I had made the big pantry/household shopping trip. When the cashier asked me if I needed a bag, I literally laughed, looked at all the stuff on the line and said "um, yeah, i think i'll probably need a bag". I was so confused!!
Since then, I've gotten used to keeping my bags in the car and even have a compact bag in my purse at all times. I've learned never to go anywhere without a bag! Sheesh!