Does "Just" sound rude in this circumstance ?

fruitninja

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1) I work 2nd shift with 2 other guys L. and D. in a small department of a company. There were 3 donuts in a pastry box which is left from the 1st shift. I already took one. Later, D. brought the box to me and asked me to choose one from the two donuts left. I told him,
Me: I already took one.
D.: Because L. doesn't want it.
Me: Just take two. ( I meant to emphasize that "You can take both of them")
D.: Are you sure?
Me: Yeah, no big deal.

2) I was checking out my stuff at a cash register in a store. The store doesn't give free bags, they charge 10 cents for each bag. The cashier asked me
C.: Do you want bags ? ( He meant if I want to buy bags to hold my stuff)
Me: Yes, please.
C.: How many? One?..Two?
Me: Just put everything in bags ( I meant he could feel free to use as many bags as needed, I didn't care about the small amount of money the bags cost)

Is "just" a proper use in these cases or does it sound rude?
 
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Rover_KE

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Is "just" a proper use in these cases or does it sound rude?

Yes ... no.
 
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