The following list has been supplied by Southampton Old Lady. My apologies for not publishing sooner. She kindly says:
“Not many lists around at the moment but I found this one for your blog, in a Southampton street. Located between two big hospitals. As training hospitals there are many medics and student medics as my guess that this is from a nurse or training medic.
On one side of the list the shopper is going to five different places
1. Drop off prescriptions
2. Superdrug Pantenne (crossed out) shampoo, good conditioner
3. – Ndoes (Indian name might be collect for or a brand name)
4. Just – Mango!
5. Aldi – ricotta, spinach, mango, pesto, sweet soya
Next it could read Back desk of apt. (apartment)
or it could be Book deck of apt. (appointments) followed by a square.
On the other side of the list is:
- Asthma / excavar?
- Breast examination / gals?????
- Discover a vasectomy
- Yesterday – MCF CKS – write up
Southampton Old Lady”
Found in Southampton 15th February 2017
Woo, this is a good one. Supplied via Yvonne, this list is another from Comax in Canada.
The list lists:
- Bank – Thai $$
Yvonne says that the picture reference is to get some new glass for a picture, I wonder if this is a photo, print or painting?
The Bank reference is to pick up some Thai dollars for the author’s hairdresser who is shortly to go on holiday to the East.
The milk and pizza are the normal items on this exciting list.
So the question is, what does the sign language say in the picture behind the list???
Found in Aldi, Comax, British Columbia, Canada
Our worthy contributor Yvonne is spreading the word about TheShoppingLists.com and has had the help of her friends Kim and Lily!
They have been to Coles in Myrtleford and found this beauty.
Firstly, I am not sure if it was Kim or Lily who took the photo but what a lovely colourful background. Secondly, what is the grid on the left hand side with the two holes punched out? Maybe just an idle doodle but maybe something more?
The ingredients on the list point to a stir fry/Asian dish with the oyster sauce, ginger and garlic. Maybe the rice or noodles were already in the cupboard at home.
Coming from the UK, I have a question about Wool Wash, what is it? Is it washing powder for wooden clothes or something else? Any guidance on this from Australia would be of great help!
Comments below are always appreciated!
Found 17th March 2017
Coles, Mrytleford, Australia
I would guess that this shopper works for http://matrixprecision.com and nipped out at lunch time to get the groceries after jotting down the essentials on a company note pad.
A pretty normal list but one could question the juxtaposition. Salad, tomato, heart burn. Toilet Roll, Gravy.
The list could be for a multigenerational family, Horlicks, marmalade and the old fashioned ‘f’ suggest somebody of a certain age but then there are some contemporary items like stir fry and smoothies. Mmm.
Found Sainsbury’s, Calcot, Reading
26th September 2016
Milk, ibuprofen I presume, carrots, greens, PoP, bread, washing liquid, orange Suces?
I am not sure on this last one, I can’t make out the word but I am sure it will be obvious when somebody points it out.
Thank you again Southampton Old Lady!
Found Tesco Express, Southampton
Kindly found and donated by Southampton Old Lady, this list is kind of normal apart from the Peshwari Nan. This is a sweetened grandma who is the perfect compliment to any spicy Indian meal.
LadyMissB20 has kindly found and shared the below list. This is one of two to be published.
She says, “I couldn’t believe my luck when I saw my first list but to find a second so soon after was amazing! I saw it folded up and picked it up and took it away without even looking at it, as the security guard was already looking at me oddly for the time I was taking at the self-service checkout!”
The coke, crisps, and bag of ice suggests items for a party, maybe a children’s party. The Dairy milk could be part of that too.
Pineapple and 2 lots of macaroni don’t fit in to the party theme, although the pineapple could be used a la 1970’s with chunks of pineapple and cheese on cocktail sticks and stuck into an orange!
Found at Morrison’s, Livingston 17.01.17″