Monday, May 23, 2005
Another shopper who has an interesting way of spelling. This time they struggle with "cuccoumber" and "lettus" from the salad section, "pezza" and "sausouge" from chilled food, and have some random stuff called "pompadeu" on the list. And I thought that was a French policeman...
Posted by Scotty at 11:57
Heyhey! A wonderful list to expand the multi-cultural section fo the site, here's one from Spain. Not really of course (it's from Sainsbury's) but it's written in Spanish. My own Espagnol is a little rusty, though, so I've not got much beyond Bananos. I think this is Spanish for bananas. Can anyone confirm? UPDATE: it appears that someone can! Audrey has emailed to say that she ran "bananos" through altavista and 'it stated that the translation to English is "banana trees". Not sure why someone would need two of them though.' Damn sure!
Posted by Scotty at 11:56
This list was obtained from Waitrose. Have a read of it. You could have guessed where it was from. I needed to do a Google search to find out what the hell "helda beans" were. Apparently it's a posh name for "flat beans". What's just so brilliant about this list, though, is that the shopper will only take "Helda beans (or nothing)"! I mean, will runner beans not do? Even http://www.thinkvegetables.co.uk says there's no difference.
Posted by Scotty at 11:55
Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Very fancy paper, this. It's like the stuff that Habitat wrap your glasses in. I think that's quite posh, at least. But that's about as posh as this person gets. While they try to convince us that they only eat the finest foods (it's an interesting ingredient list, this) the giveaway that this shopper is actually useless in the kitchen is found in them wanting to buy a teaspoon of lemon juice from a supermarket. Sorry mate, but no.
Posted by Scotty at 11:54
Here's a mystery. It would appear that Douglas and Gordon are a company specialising in "all your shopping needs". Why the hell, then, is someone with their notepad shopping at Tesco? I can only deduce that Douglas and Gordon are shite at sorting "all your shopping needs". Maybe it should read "For all your shopping needs, except loo rolls, loo cleaner and few other things. Like fruit and veg." Losers. UPDATE: list #191 is written on the same pad of paper!
Posted by Scotty at 11:51
Anything Thomas. It sounds like the name of a kids' book. Anything Thomas. I'm guessing that Thomas is happy to have anything, whereas Alison is specific: Capri Suns here, please! I like the couble exclamation mark after (Pads!!) for eye make up remover. What else are they going to use? Wire wool?
Posted by Scotty at 11:49
There's a few good ones on here. I'm not sure what Astrel Cream is. It sounds like either something for haemorrhoids, or milk produce destined for outer space. I'm a particular fan of the presence of Micro Meals and Sunday Lunch being next to eat other. Is this shopper wanting a ready-meal Sunday Lunch to pop in the microwave, or are they both an expert in the kitchen to be able to prepare Sunday lunch, but also a lazy arse who microwaves stuff the rest of the week?
Posted by Scotty at 11:48
Not only a meal planner (see the bottom of the list), this shopper is also frantic. Disorganised scribble is the order of the day on this list, and the presence of an underlined "nappy wrapper" in a different coloured pen to the rest would suggest that a crisis has just emerged. Quite literally...
Posted by Scotty at 11:46
Another well-arranged list, by category. I can only presume that the titles of the sections are: "fruit and veg", "toilettries", "household", "frozen" and "crap". The latter I deduce as it features popcorn, cordial and "NUTS". Why nuts deserve inverted commas and capital letters, I'm not sure.
Posted by Scotty at 11:41
Thursday, May 05, 2005
Wow! Here's a list to beat all others: a shopping list specifically for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts! A store has just opened up the road, and this list was found on the opening day. What's so brilliant about this list (other than it featuring practically all their flavours) is that they have increased "Chocolate Iced Kreme" from 2 items to 3 using green felt tip pen. Now, THAT is special.
Posted by Scotty at 20:05
Wednesday, May 04, 2005
Now, I don't know about you, but I never know what I fancy eating for dinner until I'm starting to get it ready, let alone what I'm going to eat tomorrow. This person is scarily efficient, planning up a week's worth of shopping to fit in with their week's meals. Perhaps they're just amazingly logical - a good skill in an "Information Technology Enabler" as the headed notepaper would suggest. Enabler, though? Does that mean they turn it on?
Posted by Scotty at 20:04
This is one confused shopper. They begin by trying to list their items using commas, then get confused and revert to a normal list - but with commas at the end of each line. Perhaps, though, they are just being a bit dappy because they love "Morgy". Parents who call their children names like that need a stern talking to. I mean, what kind of a name is Morgy? Still, at least I now know the name of one of the shoppers in my collection. Morgy. There! It's growing on me now. Morgy. A nice name.
Posted by Scotty at 20:03
This shopper is evidently needing to say thank you to lots of people - as signified by the plural "cards" they are buying. I've been rackign my brain to work out how the other items on the list are connected to whatever they're saying thank you for, but I'm baffled. Answers on a postcard...
Posted by Scotty at 20:02
Monday, May 02, 2005
Here's a person who loves to keep clean - they like their house to be clean (there's 10 separate items that I would deem to aid household cleanliness) as well as themselves: deodorant and toilet rolls. In addition to this, the conscientious shopper wrote their list on the back of an old envelope to save on rubbish (Mark emailed to suggest it's the back of a Lloyds TSB statement envelope). They didn't dispose of the list properly though, did they? No! They left it in the trolley, like a careless and lazy person. Cor, it's lucky I found it!
Posted by Scotty at 20:00