Is Sam on the list to purchase, or is this a reminder about Sam? Who is Sam?
Is there a different type of bread if you are going to toast it?
Trying to be healthy? Wonder what 'tea tonight' was?
Think a new pen should be on the list!?
Flower piano? - and don't forget the Salmon
Back when I started collecting I didn't have the foresight to write on them the date I picked them up. All the above came from Cirencester Waitrose in December 2005. I also photographed them instead of scanning.
Okay, so it's a board, but it's still a shopping list. My step-mother's shopping list. I wonder (and must ask her) if she writes the list out when she goes to the supermarket, I'm sure she doesn't take the board!
The bakewell tart is interesting as I think it was a reminder to ask me to get her some from Bakewell (which I did).
Have you ever collected a trolley or basket at the supermarket only to find a screwed up piece of paper wedged in the metal at the bottom?
Have you ever picked up that piece of paper and read the words written there?
People leave these slips of their domestic arrangements without a second thought - but they say so much about their author - and not just what they will be having for dinner on Tuesday evening.
I've been collection shopping lists from various supermarket chains up and down the UK for a couple of years now. They are fascinating (go on, have a look - they really are), not just a list of grocery items.
How they are laid out, how things are abbreviated, when someone is obviously following a recipe and how they choose to mark an item when they have picked it from the shelf.
I bet you never thought about these insignificant scraps of paper - be careful what you leave behind at the supermarket, it says more about you than you might think!