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




211 - The Shopper's Synod


It's a great shame that I'm becoming more skilled at decifering dodgy handwriting. Why? Because I know that if I went on at length about "synods" - a council of a church, usually a Christian church, convened to decide an issue of doctrine or administration - I'd be simply falsifying a listed item. How, and why? Because it doesn't say "synod" after all. But just think how good it would be to have a council of shoppers, convened to decide a "shopper's doctrine". Oh, that'd be great!

Perhaps the synod could have taken place at the Holiday Inn. After all, the list is written on the back of what I presume is a Holiday Inn order pad, as it was found in a supermarket only a few hundred yards from one such hotel.
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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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