List your top 5 grocery store items

The title is taken from the writing prompt WP has decided to start sending me every day. That’s just what I need, more spam. You’d think that human wit could develop a system where someone with over 2,000 posts on their site, and a record of almost daily (though admittedly erratic) blogging didn’t get a writing prompt.

If it said “Write better!” 0r “Eat less!” I would accept it, but I rarely feel in need of a subject to write about. And I certainly never switch the computer on with the thought “I hope I have more spam waiting for me.” in my head.

The truth is that I have enough, including the annoying pop-up that pops up to remind me that for a reasonable sum of money I can buy something to stop annoying pop-ups.

Ironically, one of my top five grocery items is not Spam. I need bread, milk, margarine and marmalade. I’m not sure about the fifth. Beans?Β  Bacon? Carrots? It’s difficult to think of a shopping list without them. Cheese?

It’s not as easy as it seems. The problem is that I need them all and if you buy them, you need pickle and parsnips too.

So many groceries, so little time.

Eggs . . .

The final list is bread, bacon, beans, margarine and marmalade. I will leave the pickle alone and can cut out milk as I forgot to order tea. The five things interlock nicely and, as an additional bonus, are also awesomely alliterative.

However, I have to point out that it is not a sensible way to eat and, if you were to follow this eating regime for too long you would probably develop scurvy, an a longing for variety.

I used a picture of cake, to remind myself of the need for a varied diet.

18 thoughts on “List your top 5 grocery store items

  1. jodierichelle

    Cat food (wet), bread/rolls, salad greens. These are the 3 things that make me go to the store. And I just buy everything else when I am there. But I wish my list looked like Lavinia’s.

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  3. tootlepedal

    I am being regularly annoyed by that prompt too. I share your wonder that WP can’t be bothered to check who they are giving the prompt too. My prompt should read something like, “Do you really need another chaffinch picture today?”

    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      I only noticed it yesterday and it didn’t really sink in at the time. I don’t even try to get rid of things these days, because experience shows I will end up wiping something else off. Like the time I tried to stop spam emails and ended up blocking the entire gmail domain, which caused a few problems . . .


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