Friday, April 23, 2010

Found Grocery List #2



Inspired by Grocerylists.org, I have been keeping an eye out for discarded shopping lists. I posted my first find (I dubbed this one the "Blonoga" list) some time ago. I found list #2 (pictured above) today at the Price Chopper in Slingerlands. This is a somewhat more mundane and health conscious list, but oddly enough, I am still fascinated. Here is the list transcribed-

dish gloves
hummus
onion
apples
yogurt- all kinds
- Stonyfields vanilla
little egg noodles
bisquick
carrots

What does this list have to say about the writer? Hummus, apples, yogurt... sounds like fairly lean and healthy fare. But then we have onion, carrots, egg noodles, and Bisquick. That sounds like the makings of a hearty stew, or perhaps a pot pie? A strange dichotomy. Maybe it is a health conscious young lass (the handwriting is sort of ambiguous, but I am leaning towards female) cooking dinner for her beefy in-laws. Ahhh, life's small mysteries.

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2 comments:

  1. I am struck by "dish gloves".

    Someone who hand washes dishes and wants to protect their delicate skin. Call me sexist, but I'm leaning female. I can't stand dish gloves. Blech.

    I am also struck by the weird logic of listing "all kinds" of yogurt, and then specifically calling out for the Stonyfield vanilla. I mean, in theory that would be a subset of all kinds. Yet it gets called out specifically.

    Perhaps that is not a usual brand, and would not be automatically considered under "all kinds."

    Let's also not lose sight of the fact that onions are separated from carrots on the list.

    Fascinating stuff.

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  2. I'm ok with the fact that carrots and onions are separated. She knows she has some chicken and celery on hand, and when she's making grocery list for chicken soup, she just can't remember if she is out of carrots.

    She checks the fridge, realizes that yes, she does need carrots, and then notices the empty box of Bisqick beside the recycle bin. Those pancakes were delicious! I should get some more Bisquick so I can make them again soon.

    She goes back to the list and quickly jots down Bisquick and carrots.

    Also, dish gloves come in handy for plenty of non dish related activities- cleaning the gutters, washing the bathtub, picking up dead birds.

    -Kero

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