Just a bit of harmless rubbernecking
The purpose of a shopping list, in my case, is to remind me of what I need because my mind may go blank when I enter the store. Overwhelmed by all the merchandise, I'm likely to forget what I came to buy.
Generally I need just a word or two for each item, and often the words are abbreviated. For example I might write "deod." (which stands for "deodorant") or "pdr. sugar" (which means "powdered sugar.")
I found a list in my shopping basket this week that used a much different style. The author wrote the list in progressively longer phrases. The only thing abbreviated was "SF" which probably meant "Sugar Free. Here it is:
1- 10x10 or 17 (Dad's Navy pic)
SF - Fudgsicles
SF - angel food cake
SF - Strawberry glaze
pick up green rug for around commode!
Other rug 31" X 52"
get pants for Mom for Martha (green or pink)
Maybe large top for me (petite large)
Sally's Beauty Supply
Get 2 New Image Instant Freeze
Probably get 1 New Image Super Hold, depending.
This list was lost at WalMart -- the top stop on the page. I hope the writer remembered all she needed at the rest of her stops.