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




179 - Contextual Mandarins

"2 Mandarines" at the bottom of this list makes me giggle because, in context with the rest of the listed items, it could be construed that the shopper is buying a full chiense meal and also wanting to locate 2 people of mandarin origin to prepare or share the meal. Even though the shopper presumably means to buy two mandarin oranges, it still strikes me as curious to have a chinese meal followed by oranges and a Vienetta. It seems very eighties.
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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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