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

209 - Frantic Scrawl Around £30 Cash

Yep. It's frantic scrawl around a large circled "£30 cash". I'm quite sure that the placement of the scrawled reminders around the cash amount is some kind of code, but I'm uncertain what to.

"DVD School" may be a DVD of 'School of Rock', but I think this is unlikely. As a teacher, I reckon it's more likely to be a DVD to take into school and show the kids. Quite why, though, is a mystery.

Similarly, the top left corner is strange. "1 2 3 4 5 CURSS [something I can't read] 0 7 8 9 4". The second string of numbers looks like the first part of a mobile phone number. But why count in to cursing someone?

And is it a picnic that's coded at the bottom left? A mysterious list indeed...
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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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