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




181 - Waitrose 12.30



There's something scary about the "12.30" in this list's title. Yes, it was found at Waitrose, and scarily it was found shortly after 12.30pm on Sunday. Did the shopper written this title to taunt me? I doubt it - I found it in Brighton and it's the first time I've ever been there. Or was it some kind of disturbingly organised shopper who not only listed their shopping items, but also the place and time they would buy them?

It seems more voyeuristic than normal to discover that the shopper who writes the time of their shopping trip is also asthmatic. While I doubt this helps to solve the problem of quite why they wrote "Waitrose 12.30" at the top of their list, it at least helps us to get to know more about the shopper themself. And from looking at the totalled amounts of money (£24200) I wouldn't mind knowing them...
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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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