Ha! How do you write your grocery lists? Do you keep them neatly in your phone or do you jot everything on a random piece of paper? I’m the type that usually uses an open envelope to scribble on what I need throughout the morning before heading out. My shopping lists look very much like the 3rd image and are usually full of words that make no sense to anyone else but me. That is also the reason why Balazs leaves it up to me to get everything we need.
So when I spotted this little project, I got so excited! Michael is a South West Londoner who collects left behind grocery shopping lists as he believes it’s an interesting way to sneak silently into people’s minds – like a case study. It seems he is right, since just by reading them you can easily figure out what those people like or have planned for the evening. Plus I love how each list is so individual, with some being totally all over the place, while others are very organized and well thought through. Plus, you can spot the little quirks, like people writing “my olives” or ‘fruits (no bananas)”. Love that!
What’s on your shopping list for today? xo
P.S: The art of food grouping.
P.P.S: Foodie confessions.
(Photos by Johnson Banks)