"Abandoned merchandise. I loved abandoned merchandise. From time to time, I'd find the remains of abandoned grocery shopping trips. I'd go to get some Tylenol, say, and I'd see a green basket filled with someone's partially completed shopping trip there in the aisle. I always tried to imagine what life-or-death event had interrupted the grocery store trip. Was it an urgent phone call? The flare-up of a chronic medical condition? Sudden, overwhelming boredom? I thought of self-publishing a coffee table book called Abandoned Grocery Shopping Trips. I'd have a picture of the abandoned merchandise and then write a snarky paragraph underneath talking about some humiliating reason for the interrupted shopping trip."