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Friday, April 17, 2015

MRS. CRANKY'S SHOPPING LIST

MRS. CRANKY'S SHOPPING LIST CONTEST
 
 
It has been a while since I have challenged my readers to interpret a Mrs. Cranky shopping list.  For anyone new to this exercise, Mrs. Cranky does not have very good handwriting.  In addition, she uses a weird kind of shorthand and weird descriptions of items on her list.  The result is that I can never figure out more than 50% of her shopping lists.  Often Mrs. Cranky has trouble remembering what she wrote on her list.
 
 
Without further ado, here is a recent Mrs. Cranky shopping list.  The person who correctly identifies the most items on the list wins a mention and a large WHOOP-TEE-DOO. 
 
The close friend or relative who correctly identifies the most items wins a dinner at a nice restaurant.  (Peter and Nicole are still owed a dinner...probably can collect this summer at the shore.)
 
 
 
Partial credit will be awarded in some cases.
 
 
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18 comments:

  1. Here is what I could decipher but its only about half the list:

    Tomato
    Lettuce
    Toilet paper
    Bounty (paper towels?)
    Raisins
    Turley
    Noxzema Lotion
    Pizzas
    Humus
    Lima (beans?)
    Soup
    Milk

    I'm probably wrong on 50% on those, LOL

    Now if she dictated the list with a heavy accent, I would have better like to decipher it :)

    betty

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  2. Good god, it's worse than usual but I'll give it a go!
    Tom tomatoes), lettuce
    Ammo (bit worrying!)
    Raisins
    Pizza (s)
    Stout beans?
    Turkey
    Soap
    Milk
    Chz (cheese??)
    Lima (llamma?)
    Butter
    Nuttella
    Wafls (waffles?)
    Bounty (could be chocolate bar or kitchen towel)
    Chilly busts ...

    That's it, I'm done ...

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  3. I got tomato, lettuce, raisins, turkey, chicken breast, pizzas, butter, milk, soap, humus, lima (beans?), bounty without something, shampoo, cheese, waffles. The rest is just gobbledegook designed to keep you out of the house longer.

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  4. Holy crap. Raisins, green beans, turkey, soap, pizza, milk, toilet paper--phooey, I am just guessing here. She could create an unbreakable military code.

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  5. Good grief... I'm not very good at this, but here goes.

    Celery
    Tomatoes
    Lettuce
    Almonds
    toilet paper
    Bounty w/Dawn???
    Raisins
    Waffles
    Chardonnay
    String beans
    Turkey
    Soap
    Milk
    Pizzas
    Butter

    That's the best I can do. Some are a mystery.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  6. Oh my gosh! I'll give it a shot, but I'm really too busy laughing at this post to be very effective. You're awesome. Okay, here goes: celery, tomatoes, lettuce, almonds, toilet paper, Bounty, Dawn, turkey, pizzas, milk, raisins, soap...I give up!

    Might I suggest an iPhone app called Grocery IQ? That's what I use. :-)

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  7. Celery, tomato, lettuce, almonds, vitamins, waffles, shampoo,
    H20 (water), string beans, lima beans, humming bird, soap, seltzer, milk, toilet paper, paper towels, raisins, turkey, nutemabooco2, chicken breasts, butterbont

    These are fun!

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  8. celery
    tomato
    lettuce
    almonds
    toilet paper
    bounty ?
    raisins
    turkey
    noxema ?
    chicken breasts
    pizzas
    butter - both
    vitamins?
    wails?
    shop rag?
    cheese
    string beans
    hummus?
    lima
    soap
    stork?
    eltz?
    milk

    oh, good golly!

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  9. I do work for a number of clients with atrocious handwriting, so this is what my working hours are often spent doing. No problemo!

    Celery, tomato, lettuce, almonds, toilet paper, Bounty w/o Ann, raisins, turkey, Noxema Bouscotia, chicken breasts, pizzas, butter (both), vitre, waffles, shropser cheese, string beans, humiglima, soap, stork cheese, milk.

    Well, maybe a coupla problemos ...

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  10. This one's easier than last time!
    Celery Tomatoes Lettuce
    Almonds Vitamins Waffles
    Toilet Paper
    Bounty with Dawn
    Sharp Cheddar Cheese
    Raisins String Beans
    Turkey Hummus Lima Beans
    Nutella Biscotti Soap
    Biscuits Stinky Cheese
    Pizzas Milk
    Butter - both (since she figures you'll prolly bring home the wrong one, so this ensures she'll get what she wants!)
    I hope I win becuz I really suck at Headlines!

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  11. Well, once you've heard of Bounty w/opium it's tough to keep concentration on other unrelated tasks. Where do we find said bounty?

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  12. Today's list was relatively easy--I think I got them all!!
    Celery
    Tomatoes
    Lettuce
    Armones
    Toilet paper
    Bounty without fun OR Bounty without Ann
    Raisins
    Turkey
    Nutema Bouyeutier (this one was easy)
    Chicken breasts
    Vitamins
    Waffles
    Short hairspray
    Cheese
    String beans OR strong beans
    Humongous lima
    Soup
    Stank
    E Hertz
    Milk
    Pizzas
    Butterbunt

    Do I get a whoop-di-doo?

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  13. Mrs. Cranky’s spelling might be somewhat poor, but her shopping list is crystal clear. In fact, this is the easiest one so far. Since the list is not numbered, I have used the holistic approach I use with my wife when I return home with dog food in preparation for the Saturday night get together.

    The first thing you must do is get on the cellphone and call Tom. Tell him to have the airline tickets ready. Then, be sure to pick up the vitamin-infused waffles, some Paella, and any Bovine products injected with opium. The raisins took me a while, but I finally got it.

    Back over on the right, immediately on top of the string bikinis, I see the combination shrimp/chicken meal, which I assume is a TV dinner. Below the string bikinis is a copy of a book published in Peru by Ernest Hemingway’s distant Latin American cousin Heminglima, followed by a package of combination soup and laundry detergent guaranteed to clean you out after the fine meal she is preparing.

    After acquiring the sudsy soup, be sure to get hold of Tarik and ask him for some fresh Nvtemabooeyoner from Dubai. Mrs. C. did not make it clear if the Nvtemabooeyoner was the one or two hump kind, so you should be okay. They usually go quite well with the Ckkbists pizzas. I’m Italian and I know I love ‘em.

    Finally, after picking up some stork cheese made from real millc, be sure to pick up a bottle of the newly discovered vitamin B177 ebony pills. They will help with the black hole that will form in the pit of your stomach when you return with the wrong items. Don’t worry about a thing. You will even F…up the raisins.

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  14. OK, I'll try. (Do I count as a close friend?)

    At the top, she needs celery, tomatoes, lettuce and almonds.

    Left column: toilet paper, Bounty w/ Dawn, raisins, notemaboohidita, chicken beasts, pizzas, and batterbont.

    Right column: vitamins, waffles, S hairspray, cheese, string beans, hummus, lima, (hmmm...is that hummus from Lima, Peru, or maybe lima beans?), soap, stork (stork...whoa, who's expecting???), cheese (really, twice?), don't get orange juice, but do get milk.

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  15. You should market these to recruiters. Put a list like this in front of any candidate interviewing for a job and see what they come up with. It'll weed out any nuts and flakes much quicker than any question about "where do you see yourself five years from now?"

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  16. As near as i can make out, the list includes celery, tomato, lettuce, bananas, toilet paper, Bounty paper towels (without a pattern on them, perhaps?), waffles, cheese (listed twice, i think either sharp cheddar or provolone or both), string beans, lima beans, butter beans, milk, humus, soap, raisins, turkey, Nutella, Biscotti, pizza, and chicken breasts. There's only one thing on there i cannot make out at all, it looks like "vitre" or "vitrs" and could mean vitamins.

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  17. Celery, Tomato, Lettuce
    Kimono
    Toilet paper
    Bounty with opium
    RAISINS
    Turkey
    Nutmeg booty lotion
    Crabists
    Pizzas
    Butterbutt
    Viter
    Wails
    Sharping cheese
    Stoma berms
    Humus lima
    Soap
    Stenk eltz
    Milk

    Good luck finding that all in one store!

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  18. Interesting how she mixes upper and lower cases. Mixing "As" with "e".

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