Tuesday, 17 April 2012
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Monday, 2 April 2012
Saturday, 31 March 2012
Friday, 30 March 2012
Wednesday, 28 March 2012
Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Monday, 1 June 2009
Immediately of note:
- Dual shop list - Featuring two lists for the price of one with certain items highlighted at each shop. Savings aplenty by buying cold meats and fruit and veg at Aldi, and sticking with the better items like Sainsbury's coffee - anyone who has drunk Aldi's "Alcafe" will sympathise with this reasoning.
- Random layout - The seemingly random placement of items like "Pasta" and the "x2" above pesto for no reason. Also the use of the hyphens seems a bit random. Note that the Aldi list has only one hyphen, but the Sainsbury's bit is hyphenated to separate items in the list on the same line, or indeed just to start a new line.
- Our milk - Please be more specific or you'll just end up with a six pinter of semi-skimmed.
- Bana - Obviously as you were writing banana, you were overcome with the desire to buy "peppers x1" and couldn't wait to write it down.
- Peppers x1 - That's singular. Pepper, please stipulate red or green, or even yellow or orange if you're feeling a bit way out.
- Sandwich meat - I love the use of the term "couple of hams etc" for no specific reason than it works brilliantly, especially the "etc" caveat at the end, which covers chicken, salami, beef, even turkey ham if you so wish.
- - (Breaded fish) - The only hyphenated item on the Aldi list and the only item that appears in parentheses. I just find that a bit weird.
Strangely, I'm more interested in shopping lists now than I am in snapping pictures of randomly shopped items in the supermarket. All these lists are found in supermarket car parks or in supermarket shopping trolleys or baskets.
Immediately of interest:
- Susan's lunch - I take it that the items on the list don't actually constitute the global term "Susan's lunch" and that the shopper must be very familiar with Susan's lunch so as to not have to actually itemise the required components.
- I love the correct use of the apostrophe in "Susan's". Good grammar throughout with good capitalisation.
- Gum - Chewing gum? Bubble gum? Spearmint? Peppermint? Too vague for my liking. Please be more specific. I hate not knowing what was required.
- Item 4 - Ham Biscuit box - Can't decide if this is Ham and separate item Biscuit box or whether I am misinterpreting the word Ham!?!?! Judging by the excellent use of grammar, you'll notice the capitalisation indicates two separate items.... All that remains is whether you wanted sweet biscuits or savoury biscuits for a cheese board.
- Cakes - Please be more specific!!
- Turkey crown + gammon - What a treat. Get some pineapple while you're there!!
Monday, 11 August 2008
Things of immediate interest:
- Lovely little notelet pad (lined and spiral bound).
- Great abbreviation of broccoli to "broc".
- The list is so bloody short that you have to wonder whether they ought to be including some fish or omega 3 capsules to help their brain function properly. I mean, come on, did it really warrant a list? Thankfully, it seemingly did!!
It therefore beggars my belief that someone would simply opt to leave a single donut amongst the Mini Jammie Dodgers.....
More disturbing than the fact that someone has blatantly violated their multipack of deep fried, sugar coated pastries (or are they breads?) is the fact that my childhood nostalgic biscuit treats (the Jammie Dodger) has been sullied by being forced into:
a) Mini versions.
b) Berrilicious version!?!
I can only hope that the shopper in question was a little light in their pocket, and decided that they couldn't afford the luxury of the spread you love or hate and/or the lovely SunPat Crunchy Peanut Butter..... as for the Chilli style beans...... I'd have thought it would have worked with the kit, but then maybe all the spices and stuff were included?
Hope it turned out ok for them.... personally, I'd have stuck with the Marmite and the P.B.
Thursday, 7 August 2008
I have to assume that the offending, hungover, random shopper's conscience was pricked when they realised they only had enough money left in their pockets to feed their animals, and they'd simply have to endure their headache after all.... either that or take a trip to a cash machine?
Note: I think that actually the card machines at the tills were not working and they were accepting cash only, so perhaps it was a panic stricken shopper who simply didn't have the means to pay for their shopping??
Wednesday, 14 May 2008
It's particularly pleasing that:
a) The biscuits are Co-op's own brand.
b) This random shop actually should score negative points for actually increasing the shelf life of the randomly shopped item - biscuits in the freezer?? An infinite lifespan.
c) Vanilla ice cream LIGHT!! Don't make me laugh..... if you're looking for ice cream, no matter how you try, you're never gonna be a size zero.... just give it up.
d) Co-op random shopping features all too rarely.
Sunday, 20 April 2008
Tuesday, 11 March 2008
Saturday, 1 March 2008
What is great about this post-it-note based shopping list is the following list.... yes a whole list of brilliant things....
- It starts "weightwatchers tomato soup".... they're obviously on a diet, and that's presumably why they can manage to fit a shopping list onto a post-it-note.
- By the end of the very short list, the diet has gone out of the window, and we're into cream and "normal" soup!!
- I am left wondering whether I have only managed to find a single page of a multi-paged post-it-note based shopping list.
- The second occurrence of soup on the list is of a non-specified variety, and I like that a lot..... random soup!!
- It's true, good things really do come in small packages!!