I like lists – I’m not sure why because I don’t always follow what is written down but maybe it is the process of writing it down and crossing it off that does my heart good. It feel like accomplishment even if I was going to do it anyway – like get gas, go the PO box, go to the store…
Now lest you think I don’t follow through there are some days I start at the top of my list and work my way down to completion but for the most part I get half of it done and start creating another list… I’m sure they have official sounding name for people like me…
A while back I heard a story on NRP – about a guy who collected random lists from the grocery story – I looked the info up on line and sure enough my memory served me correctly – the book is called Milk Eggs Vodka: Grocery lists lost and found and it is by Bill Keaggy- he is features photo editor at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The book is a compilation of abandoned grocery lists that have been discovered in grocery carts, market floors, and parking lots across the country.
If we are what we eat, then this book reveals deep truths about the average American (not to mention more mundane truths like a surprising number of people enjoy onions, and, for most people, banana and mayonnaise are very, very difficult words to spell).
When looking online at some of the list I had to laugh not only at the bad spelling (hope I never lose my list now) to the type of lists… some on a back of a napkin, or a post-it note, or on a dollar bill, or the back of a greeting card – no matter where they wrote down the info it was an entertaining read.
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