Welcome to the
Online Museum of Shopping Lists. Whether you are doing some sort of
shopping-list oriented research, or are simply curious about what other
people shop for, we hope you will find our exhibits useful.
are told what we want to buy when we arrive at the supermarket, a phenomenon
which seems to be out-competing the practice of writing out a list of
groceries. It seems that they want us to walk in with no
clear idea of what we want (and a big wad of cash), and simply buy anything
that has Jamie Oliver's fish-lipped-gargoyle-like mug plastered across the
packaging. The shopping list
therefore represents a symbol of our vanishing individuality as we grow
daily more uniform, passive and accepting.
Of course, you can
easily discover what people have bought by reading their till-receipts, but
the list which they have written before going out to the shops tells you
about what they want and what they think they need. It might include various
personal touches, maybe even revealing a little of the writer's personality.
|Even more lists from the hugely productive trolley
racks of Sheffield. Please send us your lists, with a note explaining
where you found them, so we can present lists from more areas -
Sep 13 2002|
Bill Keaggy's grocery lists from St.
Louis Missouri - Aug 26 2002|
|Loads more lists added, including one found in
Liverpool last week - Aug 17 2002|
|And still they come! More lists added - Aug 07 2002|
|Most problems fixed, publishing today, I'll put a counter on the pages
later - Jul 29 2002|
|One or two minor glitches need ironing out, a couple of missing jpg
files etc. Should all be fixed in the next couple of days, when I get
access to a scanner - Jul 24 2002|