Friday, August 24, 2012
I Had It All Figured Out---Not!
I like John's new TV service because I can watch "The Hoarders". Not sure why I'm so fasinated by this show. I think it's because I knew a hoarder personally one time so I know they aren't to be laughed at or made fun of. They really have a problem. The hoarder I knew could not get in his front door. He had to use the back door and climb over "stuff" in the kitchen to get to his bedroom. I was convinced I could straighten it all out one room at a time. Simple, take everything out of the living room and put it in the carport. Ignore the rest of the house. Clean everything floors windows. Only put back livingroom stuff. Throw away, donate, give away. Simple, right? Wrong! His mother came to help. I wonder how many times she had been through this goodwill gesture before? We had about half the "stuff" out when he stopped us. We both had a blank look on our face. What now, put it all back in? We both went home tired and disgusted and we didn't put it back in. After watching several episodes of this show on two Sundays and listening when the hoarders talk to their therapist and tell about their losses in life it explains it. Over the few years I knew this man he told me at different times about his tramatic childhood. Very sad. This man is dead now and I can't help but wonder if anyone ever cleaned all this "stuff" out.