Another classic from Sol – Southampton Old Lady
She says she found this list on a passenger walkway at the Port of Southampton. I wonder if this person worked there and was going to do some grocery shopping on the way home but lost the list?
The list does seem to be heavily beverage focused.
What is wine number 1?
Coke, deodorant, tonight’s dinner, wine #1, beer, orange squash, blackcurrent, bread, ham (freezer?).
This list was very kindly supplied by SouthamptonOldLady who has also provided the insight below.
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Bread, milk eggs, meat for stew – crossed out, steaks, double cream, blue eggs (trendy tinted ones?), cauliflower or/and broccoli, pointed peppers, a bottle of Merlot wine, 5-6 pots of heather (lovingly doodled).
Perhaps we can guess that this list is for a posh, romantic dinner at home for two, then a bit of gardening at the weekend. The ‘meat for stew’ has been crossed off – so perhaps at the last minute they have been informed that they will be on their own for the weekend and suddenly changed the menu?
Southampton Old Lady
Firstly, what great writing.
This list, I presume is for two people, maybe code named D and W? There is some mixture of upper and lower case writing and the common grocer’s apostrophe.
Crisps, beer, wine, D|ginger, bread, D|W|Tablets, oxo’s, chicken oxo’s, washing liquid, fruit, veg, curry sauce, rice.
In answer to the question, what is Oxo:
Found Sainsbury’s, Calcot, Reading
15th September 2016
Makeup remover pads, gaviscon, crisps, egg fried rice x 2, chocolate, linguine, prawn crackers, Bombay potatoes, chicken, cereal bars, rolls, bread, white wine, eggs, yoghurts, cold meat, dog ham, orange juice, grated cheese, sausage rolls, chicken, cucumber, bananas, fruit, mushrooms, jackets, ice creams, garlic bread, chair, chocs for Ruth.
Note how Rob gets four of his own yoghurts and Ruth is going to get some chocolates. 12 eggs is rather a lot and what is dog ham?
This is a useful reference on the subject:
Maybe the owner was trying to recreate:
Independent: Dog with ham on its face tricks people on Facebook into praying for ‘burns recovery’