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




194 - Double Sided, Double Shopper


The title of this list only becomes apprent when the other side is viewed. The shopper - a conscientious soul - has made their own pre-printed their list with appropriate categories, but has done so on BOTH sides of the list so that the paper can be used on two separate shopping trips. But what else can we find out other than the shopper uses their listy paper two times? The interesting one is that the category "Misc" features "Treats". What treats are these? Some may argue that "Pimms" is a treat, others that the "Crumpets" are. Either way, I wish they'd have been a bit more specific. The shopper is also a forward thinking individual - they have bought "Bread for freezer", evidently forseeing a time that they may run out of fresh bread and need to resort to emergency rations. How intelligent!

These items are written in pen (a different medium to the pencil of the first side), although a pencil was used for some annotations and/or emergency items. Also, the shopper lists "grapes" on this side, which also appear on the other side. I'll admit that there are shoppers who write items multiple times on the same list, but I just have a gut instinct that this is not one of those weirdos. Having said that, they do want a "Seedy raspberry" - perhaps a smutty fruit? Sadly, I think it's a type of jam.
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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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