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




Interviewed by the BBC!

Woohoo! Today I was invited to Broadcasting House to be interviewed for Home Truths on BBC Radio 4. I met with a fellow list collector, Lisa, who in addition to lists also collects photos of dog poo in funny places and jewellery that has been crushed outside nightclubs. Who said I have a strange hobby?

We had an excellent time chatting with the presenter, David Stafford, and expect the show to be broadcast on this Saturday's show. I'm not sure how much of the conversation they'll include, though, as we went on for about half an hour!
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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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