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




186 - 203 Walnuts



Yes, I know it says "2oz Walnuts" but I get annoyed when people make a Z look like a 3. Some interesting categorisation has been done on this list - lines surrounding similar items help to differentiate them, but it all goes to pot with the appearance of "Frozen", which is presumably a category title rather than an item. No other category titles have been used up to this point, so what's so special about "Frozen"? Perhaps it's the specific request for "Carte-D'or Tub" that makes this so important, or maybe the shopper is experimenting with theories on an underlying gender issue in terms of the frozen nature of man's relationship with ice cream...?

I admit that this comment about gender issues surrounding ice cream is perhaps a little contrived, but just look at the book list printed on the reverse - the shopper of "203 Walnuts" is a keen gender sociologist. The question is whether or not this second side is a reading list or ANOTHER shopping list. Either way, I'd suggest getting "Realizing Rights: Transforming Approaches to Sexual Reproduction" as a first read. I'd be interested to knwo what new approaches it suggests - asexual reproduction?
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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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