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




213 - EGGS and BACON


There's something curious about people who use inconsistent capital letters. I don't mean people who don't start words with them, but rather people like this shopper who - for a reason known only to them - writes most items in lower case, but "EGGS" and "BACON" in upper case. I'd like to think it's something to do with a traditional Full English Breakfast, or that it's to differentiate quantities, but the sad fact remains that we'll struggle to find out.

However, the one item that grammatically demands capitalisation is left without: "dolmio". It's a brand name, and therefore a proper noun. It should read "Dolmio".

Do you think they'd notice if I used some Biro over the top of it?
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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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