I work part time at a supermarket. I work in service, but most of the time I man the self-service area and help people when they have problems with the machines. This job requires a lot of standing around and very little talking or activity, which to some might sound like an easy way to earn money, but to me, I am usually bored out of my mind. I like to be busy and I like having conversations with customers. One way I pass the time is to try to find shopping lists. I started collecting them to illustrate them. One of the door men at work collects them for me when I'm not there. Lists are often left in baskets or amongst groceries on the shelves. This is my small collection. I'm still not sure what I'm going to do with them in the end, but I can't stop picking them up.
I love the variety of handwriting styles and papers, and the aggressive crossing out marks.
If you have some old shopping lists you feel like sending to me I'll send you back an appreciative handmade postcard :)
Ps. I hope I didn't sound like I was whinging about my job - I don't hate it and I know I'm lucky to have one!