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




174 - No Crackers and Cheese


Most of this list is barely legible due to a combination of poor handwriting and the crossing out of bought items. Now, perhaps it's coincidence, perhaps it is evidence of a shopper's ability to undermine the gospel of lists, or perhaps it's fate, but whichever it is it strikes me as amazing that the only two items not crossed out (and therefore not bought) are "Crackers" and "cheese". I love crackers and cheese: the two complement each other perfectly. So why was this combination not deemed buyable by someone who was quite happy to purchase a whole range of illegible items?
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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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