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

191 - Joanne & Mum Sandwich

3 members of this shopper's family appear on this list: "Joanne", "mum" and "gran". Are they having a tea party - and that's why they only want a "light lunch"? After all, Joanne & mum want a sandwich (although whether it's one each or one between them is unclear) while gran wants "TETLEY TEA". The list sees the same spelling of "FRIUT" as noted throughout the collection, while I am intrigued by the pluralisation of "RICE PUDDINGS". Does this mean the shopper wants more than one can of rice pudding?

This list is written on the same branded notepad as list #035 - "For all your shopping needs". Two things are interesting about this. Firstly, and I've studied the lists side by side for a long time so you can believe me on this one, the writing on the two lists is COMPLETELY different. The two shoppers are not connected (more's the pity). Thsi may be because the office addresses are different, but I still think it's quite amazing that two people in New Malden have the same letting agency's notepad, but from different offices. Secondly, this more recent pad doesn't feature the message "For all your shopping needs" that I criticised so heavily in list #035. This can only be a good thing. As I said before, what's the point of being "for all your shopping needs" if someone's just going to use your paper to write a list for Tesco?
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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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