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To not understand the MN obsession with shopping lists?

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TenPenceMixture Wed 17-Apr-13 07:42:05

Even my own shopping list is boring, why is someone else's seen as MN entertainment unless they are buying deep fried unicorns or something equally weird.

Is it just me?

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Wed 17-Apr-13 07:48:43

I don't think it is (either obsession or entertainment) in itself, more that it's an in-joke, stemming from some thread or other. (naice ham?) Like the whole pombear/penguin/red rug stuff.

FruOla Wed 17-Apr-13 07:54:57

It all started with this thread www.mumsnet.com/Talk/mumsnet_classics/137278-do-you-ever-find-left-over-notes-in-shopping-torlleys

TenPenceMixture Wed 17-Apr-13 08:05:37

Mmmm okay, if the list had something stylish or slatterny on it, I could get it.

But on the times I have clicked in list threads they are just normal lists - that's the ones that confused me

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Wed 17-Apr-13 08:08:01

people like to feel part of it?

KatoPotato Wed 17-Apr-13 08:08:44

Check the one on my profile, it was brilliant!

GibberTheMonkey Wed 17-Apr-13 08:09:58

People also like the speculation. To feel like detectives.
I don't tend to post on the threads much but I do find them intriguing.

ssd Wed 17-Apr-13 08:11:37

couldn't agree more tenpencemixture

my life is sad and boring but christ, the day I keep someone elses shopping list to copy onto a website for others to read is the day I stick my head in the oven

Rainbowinthesky Wed 17-Apr-13 08:12:20

I was going to post here to agree with the OP until I read Katopotato's shopping list - it is really funny!

Wincher Wed 17-Apr-13 08:16:27

I agree - there are very often lists left in the trolleys at my local supermarket and they are always v boring! It isn't an event at all to find a list.

TenPenceMixture Wed 17-Apr-13 08:19:07

kato your to do list is funny, I grant you. Is it your to do list, in which case what an interesting and errrr diverse life you lead grin

KatoPotato Thu 18-Apr-13 16:57:23

Gosh no! Haha! I found it in the bank of Scotland Paisley Branch!

ssd Thu 18-Apr-13 18:52:32

it was probably dh's then

KatoPotato Thu 18-Apr-13 20:13:45

Did he go for a short run to the bookies?

ssd Fri 19-Apr-13 11:22:48

grin

MomsNetCurtains Fri 19-Apr-13 11:22:57

I liked the 'short run' and then lower down 'Deep Heat.' HA!!!!

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