Kitchen Towel ‘Plenty‘

Shopping list in situ on a trolly with built in clip board.

The specification of the kitchen towel brand, ‘Plenty’, is of interest.

This discerning shopper has a select number of items on the list. Maybe sausage and mash on the menu. No fruit or veg today. A top up list.

This shopper had to collect a parcel as the number one priority. Maybe there was a parcel collection point at the super market.

A grateful contribution.

From Sainsbury’s in Alton.

Ruth’s Birthday

A vintage list from 7 years ago. A deceptively large shopping list as there are multiple items on each line.

This shopper has planned their menu for the next week with, for example, gammon and squares(?) on Thursday. It looks like Saturday night may have been a night out!

Dog owner.

Found Sainsbury’s, Calcot, Reading

15th September 2016

Brighton Shopping List

Fantastic hand writing on this shopping list.

Ingredients for a chilli con carne perhaps, or at least something of that type. Mince beef, onions, kidney beans, tortilla wraps.

Kidney beans appear twice but are crossed off. Brown sugar is also crossed off. Not required?

Is the small bar of dark chocolate to be added to the cooking, or is it to be had after the meal.

Some writing on the right of the list might be in the same hand, if it is, it was written on an unsteady surface.

A welcome contribution from Brighton, UK.

Sainsbury’s, Brighton 16th December 2022

Jammy Dodgers & Mouthwas

Predominately non food items. Of the 3 items which are edible, it is unusual to see gum on a shopping list.

After sun speaks to warm weather or a holiday.

Jammy Dodgers are sandwiched biscuits with a sugary red jammy goo exposed in a heart shape.

A5, spiral bound, in pencil.

Sainsbury’s, Reading, 5th July 2022

Lighter Long

A4 Lined, spiral bound, folded. Black biro.

A short list of items, maybe somebody planning a barbecue for Saturday. They need fire lighters and ‘lighter long. Maybe this is long matches?

Speculating, they needs rolls for sausages and burgers and maybe a salad to go with it.

Cake for afterwards.

Sainsbury’s, Reading, 9th July 2022

Compost Bags and Bread Sticks

This could be described as a mixed list.

It looks like it is written on a piece of water colour paper or heavily textured writing paper, itself unusual in the genre.

The items here are not natural bed fellows. Stock, masking tape, compost bags and breadsticks are followed spread, jam and oats.

Further down the list are hairbands and chips, then a horizontal line indicates the point where I can no longer decipher what is written.

The natural thing to do is to place these words into an automatic poem generator.

This is the result:

Where are the misty hair clips?
Travel roughly like warm oats.
All hair clips desire old, big compost bags breadsticks and spread.
Sunny, rainy hair clips calmly pull some cold, cold masking tape.
Endurance, endurance, and courage.

Hmm…

This poem was generated by:

https://thinkzone.wlonk.com/PoemGen/PoemGen.htm

Sainsbury’s, Calcot, Reading, 9th July 2022

Central Reservation

Interesting to see a centre justified list. Items are bunched around a mostly invisible centrally vertical dividing line. Although in some cases, Ham | Chicken are visibly separated with a vertical bar.

A5, lined and spiral bound paper.

Dog and cat owner, smoker?

Doritos are listed as well as tortilla chips. Hmm.

On the back of the list is a date “Wed 22nd, 2:30pm”.

Sainsbury’s Reading, UK, June 2nd 2022

Mouse Treats

Very nice neat handwriting here, lots of items fitted on a folded A5 spiral bound piece of paper.

Likely a mother of children at school age, with pets. Mouse treats, “kid’s” crisps/snacks, cookie dough, lollies.

Meat captured in a separate area of the list in large parenthesis. Chicken, prawns, muscles, bacon, ribs, sausages.

Orzo pasta suggests a cook in the house.

Sainsbury’s, Reading, UK, 2nd June 2022