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




Brewsters Millions

Okay, so it's not a shopping list, but it's certainly shopping-esque.

A friend at work found this, discarded, at the side of a cash machine in Brewsters Taunton. This isn't anything spectacular in itself, but then again finding discarded shopping lists is hardly the most breathtaking event either.

But look at the amounts. Firstly who on earth withdraws £50 in cash at Brewsters, especially as they accept cards as payment? Secondly, who runs their current account at -£29,900.34? And, finally, who continues to have an available overdraft of £28,809.10?!

One of only two sensible conclusions can be drawn from this. The cash-withdrawer is absolutely loaded. OR the cash-withdrawer is a gangster.

I favour the second option. I also like the idea of collecting balance ledgers. It's even more voyeuristic than shopping lists...
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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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