September 8th, 2009

misc: violin

hoarders

I just watched a 3 hour marathon of the show, Hoarders. WOW. The hoarders who just collect stuff are bad enough but omg the food hoarding. Ewwwwwwwwwwww. One of the cleaners almost threw up after he opened one of the fridges. This woman had a pumpkin that was disintegrated and mouldy and she still had a hard time giving permission to chuck it. How did she not get sick after all this time? The cleaners were wearing latex gloves and heavy duty face masks but she lived amongst all that rotting food for years. Another really bad one was an elderly lady who had cats running wild in her home. Plus she was a hoarder so the place was filthy and the cats dug into the furniture, the insulation, etc. Animal control came by and captured 37 cats! And when they cleaned out her home & garage, they found the remains of 40+ more!!

I can't even fathom. I mean, I have pack-rat tendencies (which I get from my dad) but I go in cycles. Every once in a while I go through a big purge. My youngest brother is the complete opposite. If any one of us would accidentally leave something in his room, he would remove it immediately.