Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Found Grocery List



I have always found GroceryLists.org fascinating. It is a collection of found grocery lists this guy started. He says, and I agree, that grocery lists are a fascinating glimpse into the life of some unknown stranger. I never thought that I would find my own strange and fascinating grocery list until the other day when I found this gem in the bottom of my cart (at Price Chopper in Guilderland of course).

The list includes (transcribed as written, the spelling errors are the best part):

Pantene Pro-V Shampoo
Milk
Blonoga
Bread.
Card Flowers
Muctard

There are several things that I like about this list. The first thing that I like is the period after bread. I imagine that this was where the original list ended. The writer then had a sudden epiphany (remembered mom's birthday, anniversary, etc...) and scrawled "card flowers" as an afterthought. Then the reality of dry bologna sandwiches occurred to our author who added "muctard" as something of a finale. I admire a man who takes his bologna with mustard, mayonnaise is for the morally corrupt.

I wonder if our author stuck to this list, did he really only buy these things? Can man live on milk, bologna, bread, and mustard alone? Sigh...

By the by, I was discussing with my wife the fact that I have never eaten a bologna sandwich (kind of like how I had never eaten a Big Mac until recently). I have to eat one soon. Anyone know where to get some good bologna?

4 comments:

  1. Don't you mean blonoga?

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  2. I don't really like it. The kids do. They seem to like Tobin's brand the best.

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  3. Doesn't Rolph's make bologna too? I'd give 'em a jingle before making the trek through Albany though.

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  4. I don't believe there is such a thing as "good bologna," though if such a thing exists you might find it at Rolf's.

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