The Shopping List Compendium:
a collection of abandoned shopping and grocery lists




102 - 1 Very Yellow Melon



You've got to admit, that's quite specific. "1 Very Yellow Melon". I like that. There's other such specifics on the rest of the list ("1 Orginal Flora Margarine" stands out for some reason) but I'm probably a bigger fan of the fact the shopper has written the date on the top: 16 June. I didn't find the list until the 22nd. It shows just how often people clean out trolleys at Tesco, doesn't it?

Side 2 gets more interesting - it features the original draft of 1 Very Yellow Melon. All our favourites are there in one form or another, but there are a number of items that didn't make the final release. "1 Tesco ginger Biscuits" was lost to the cutting room floor, along with "6 grapefruit" which were lost in favour of a single "1 grapefruit" in the theatrical release. It's rare that you see a director's cut of a shopping list, and so this one should be treated with special reverance.
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This site is made possible by the kind people who abandon their shopping list at the end of a trip to the supermarket. I collect those shopping lists. You might refer to these as grocery lists, which strikes me as a bit strange because not all the items on the lists are groceries. Anyhow, I won't worry myself about it if you won't.

For those of you who have asked why I do this, please just be content with the fact that I do. I saw a list lying abandoned in a trolley once, and thought, "I'll have that". So I did.

Each shopping list I find is added to my collection along with comments about each list, which usually consist of me spouting on about the possible personality of the person who wrote it. I'm quite harsh at times, at others I feel a pang of compassion. Sometimes I just don't know what items are. Hopefully it will aid your procrastination.

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