• Experience: I collect other people's old shopping lists

    16 days ago - By The Guardian

    If I see a discarded list, I grab it and keep it. There's one with just ‘Milk' and ‘Lube'; another with just ‘Celery' I started collecting lists around 1997. It was just by chance. I was shopping for my then girlfriend, now wife's birthday party in St Louis, Missouri, where we live, and I remember leaving the store and coming across a yellow sticky note in the parking lot. I picked it up and it was somebody's shopping list. I thought, “That's interesting... Whenever I see them at the store, I am just gonna keep them.” People collect all sorts of things you would never expect. It's as if...
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