I felt like I had hit the jackpot!

I spotted this list on the floor of the newly renovated Coles supermarket in Myrtleford, Victoria, Australia. I didn’t hesitate a second to swoop on it.

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The item “Listerine Tabs” intrigued me, I didn’t know Listerine came in tablets. When looking online to find out more about this, I found a report on a student’s project, to design travel packs of the tablets. I’d sure buy them!

http://www.packagingoftheworld.com/2016/04/listerine-mouthwash-tablets-student.html

Packaging of the World is a package design inspiration archive showcasing the best, most interesting and creative work worldwide.

 

I have no idea what Tomato-Corri could be, unless it’s 2 separate items, the second being Coriander.

Then, I noticed that the list was written on the back of a receipt from the only other supermarket in town, Foodworks. This shopper seems to be a good recycler! The second photo shows what he/she bought at Foodworks, 4 days earlier.

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  1. Pingback: In For a Penny – Other People's Stuff

  2. Think I’d give Foodworks the works at their prices. I’d reckon that piece of steak must have been about 200 gm looking at their pricing structure; strange it doesn’t show the weight considering it shows the weight for everything else. Same goes for the BBQ chops! Forequarter? probably, and Coles sell full baby Savoy cabbages usually for around $3; and I abhor Coles.

    Not getting messages when you post now Yvonne; have you black listed and banned me??? 😥

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  3. Was the list to starboard or port when you picked it up Yvonne ? That’s important, as Jesus would tell you that the fish were on the other side of the supermarket. Fish ?? Question answered ! 😉 ❤

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    • It was listing to the stern, Ralph-o, which might have been the cause of the indecision. Has it been hot in Austria? Baci to all 5 of you, oh and also to China cat. ❤

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      • lol. Deciding to be indecisive works sometimes.
        It’s been a real mixed bag here; sun, rain, thunderstorms; take your pick !
        Baci back to you my friend. China Cat features in my next post, coming to a computer near you in a few hours 🙂 ❤

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  4. Andante

    Never tried listerine mouthwash … but then not very good at writing shopping lists, either. Probably a good thing, as this morning we bought a large self-adhesive (book backing) film roll, groceries, alcohol ( not Aperol, in the supermarket we were at it costs nearly 50% more than the (more upmarket) one we get do actually it at) ear drops,cat food and envelopes! Would you rejoice over a list we wrote, Yvonne?
    Good to read Mvaden’s comments, too!

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  5. I was just thinking of you when I was in the supermarket yesterday, Yvonne. My shopping list would be no good to you because I cross things off as I find them. It is very unattractive by the end of the shopping excursion. I wonder if this shopper did buy fish or did he change his mind.

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    • We’ll just never know, et. The selection we get isn’t always very inspiring.

      If you find someone peering over your shoulder, looking longingly at your list, you’ll have a good hunch who it is.

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      • Down the Aisle.
        Your shopping correspondent.
        They gotta do something about these trolleys. They just aren’t designed for the male skeletal structure. You see a man pushing a shopping trolley and it looks like he is wrestling with it, like it is some strange beast..holding it at bay lest it turn on him and do some damage. Perhaps a handle more vertical, in keeping with those old “cow-horn” push-bike handlebars where a dozen-long-necks kit-bag would snugly fit, or perhaps like the ones on a trail-bike…that’s ; moto-cross bike btw.
        I notice this because I see more men shopping by themselves these days..perhaps “on the ground” evidence of a rising divorce rate amongst the older generation..Grey-haired gentlemen shuffling up and down the aisles looking a little bit lost..but then, they ARE getting better at the art of shopping.
        I suppose those years after retirement pushing the trolley for “the little lady” has taught them some of the basic rudiments of product purchasing…and I have witnessed several times an older couple come close to blows when the male tries to “muscle-in” on their wife’s ( I have to say ;”wifes”…the androgenous ; “partner” does not feel a snug fit for that generation) selection process. So perhaps the lessons learned from those encounters may now serve them well for their solo ventures into the wilds of the mega-market aisles.
        Getting back to the fact that men now seem better at shopping than they used to..I recall the days of yore when a newly divorced man would roam the supermarket aisles like a lost elk, eyes wide for the possibility of fierce Panthers or the odd Siberian Tiger ready to spring at them from the shelves..such were the frightening array of products there..and they would traipse up and down, aisle after aisle with the only product rolling and cannonading about the trolley being some recognisable comfort food, like packet of iced vo-vo’s or that great smoko standby; ‘Arnott’s Monte-Carlo’ biscuits…a modern tragedy.
        But now, I witness many men approach the shelves with an air of confidence..pick out a product, turn it around and over several times (their eyes darting this side and that to see if any nearby shoppers show doubt of their integrity) LOOK like they know what they are looking for..then chuck it in the trolley and move on. You can tell the newies to “the game” as THEIR trolley will contain many products purchased from the same aisle..and THAT aisle with the most colours and bling!…hypnotised, as I have observed in an earlier post, by the repetition of shape, colour and light…after all, how many bottles of “Kewpie” mayonnaise does a bloke need with his “Nasi Goreng” spice mix and 3 minute noodles?
        And then there the “almost over it” males..I was passed by such a one confidently striding with head high, just today.. His trolley exhibited a salubrious variety of carb’s, protein, fruit and veggies suitable to brand him a consumer of a reasonable balanced diet..AND ..as one male to another, I have to proclaim he did the gender proud for his ostentatious display of five-high stack of twin-pack pure beef pies!…”NEVER SAY DIE!”…and what with a short visit to the local pub drive-through for a slab, there goes a man with the weekly shopping damn well done and a display of all the airs and grace of true, manly independence…You can just bet HE had hairs on his chest!

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        • Thanks for ambling over from the Pig’s Arms!

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        • Oh..I have been perusing all the blogs listed on the laeft side of that page…I have read through several of your posts on your site and have visited links from there…I get a tad restless when not blogging and the blogging world seems to have gone quiet for some reason..perhaps not every one is retired like me!

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        • My blogging well has run dry just now, I need to find something to prime it!

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        • You get a lot of “likes”, so you have a ready audience it would seem…I hardly get any…I’m jealous..I went to ‘Romandespatches” site and dropped a couple of things on his site…It would be good if there was a site where one could just plop things on when one pleased..you know..bits of cameos /poetry/stories etc..a kind of open forum thingy…but I suppose in these days of litigation . . . ?

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        • I regularly do a mock “correspondent’s report” on shopping that I drop onto peoples blogs when it seems appropriate ..like “guerilla posting”, just to let the world know I am around…just watching, watching….

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        • Oh no, another stalker in my life!

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        • I’m the avatar type…it’s not a “real person”.

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  6. Glad I don’t have those grocery prices, but I am impressed by the brevity of the lists. I think the listerine tabs are these little things like tabs of tape or post-it flags that you pull out and they melt in your mouth. Just looked them up; they’re called strips, but could just as easily be called tabs.

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  7. What! No cod-liver oil? I suppose that’s why there were 2 question marks behind the fish.

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  8. When I saw the first picture – I actually got excited! Who knew that people’s grocery lists could be so fun and mysterious! 😉
    My favorite item is obviously the CHILLL sauce, with the extra L thrown in for some serious chillllin!
    xx

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  9. Getting just the one paper towel strikes me as not very forward thinking.

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  10. Apparently you can buy toothpaste tablets too. Great for traveling.

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  11. HA! I wonder if Fish won out and was purchased! Ooh, and what kind of fish?! 😉 😛
    Is that Chill Sauce or Chili Sauce? People might need something chill after some spicy chili! 😮
    They bought some good foods on both shopping trips! Maybe she/he was planning a dinner party and the Listerine tabs were the last course before the Kissing Games started?! 😉 😀
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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  12. That poor shopper is probably still wondering what was on the list you snaffled

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  13. In Melbourne you can often get bananas for less than a $1 – in season. In Queensland they’d be less than that. Swings and Roundabouts!.

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  14. Maybe the tomato was for someone named Corri.

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  15. I realize that grapes are out of season this time of year in Australia, but still…almost $6/pound?!? And bananas, $1.36/pound?!! Are we spoiled in California where grapes cost less than a dollar and bananas cost fifty cents a pound? That said, I doubt one could get even one lamb chop for $5 in these parts. And if groceries don’t cost enough, just “round up” and then add something called GST. Australians probably aren’t as fat as Americans with those prices!

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  16. Clearly a lot of uncertainty about the fish. Two question marks. The listerine is probably in case of Halibutosis.

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  17. On my first trip to Venice in 2008 I had in my travel pack (remember…the liquid restriction) something called LISTERINE Pocketpacks Strip Packs Fresh Burst 3 Packs . I looked it up and my local Safeway still sells a version of it but I’m pretty sure it was less than $4.49 in 2008. This is not a tablet but a little strip that dissolves under your tongue. Never having been a fan of Listerine the fact that these tasted just as bad as the stuff in the bottle did not help me keep up on my oral hygiene. Luckily a tightly packed bottle of Scope Mouthwash was packed in my checked bag.
    I was worried because here for a while Listerine dabbled in a few other things including a tablet that you drop in your toilet to clean the bowl. It was not long lived.
    Looks like your shopper got most of their produce at the other store. I’ve been known in my previous life to do that (when I didn’t have to depend on other people for driving).

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