posted on Aug, 8 2013 @ 08:46 AM
reply to post by shells4u
I can say this much. You can watch the T.V. show . But until you actually are confronted with it up close and personal the t.v. show dont do it
justice. I too wonder what is hoarding & what is just being a damn slob. It was said in the thread that hoarding was a "relative term". Do you think
that ? I dont know if I do. I mean I have alot of stuff, stuff for work, stuff for play, collections of sports stuff, firearms, cats, more home
canned goodness than we can fit in the storeroom. Is that hoarding? I make my wifes wine, we have about 200 bottles in the storeroom and two carboys
working as I write. Is that hoarding?
I have to say after much thought and re-thought, what I dealt with was pure nasty, just two grown asre adults who are willing to live in filth and
allow their two teens to live the same way. Two grown people who arent willing to take the time to wash dishes, or sweep the floor, or clean a toilet.
You have to wonder, which one was this way, the man or the woman and which made the other cross over to the slobbery side. The odds of them both being
this way when it all started way way back, is remote at the best. One conformed to the other. And it looks as if their gonna pass it along to their
kids. I will not lie. The more I think about all this the less I feel guilty, the less I feel it's hoarding....and the more I feel it's just being a
lazy damn slob.
After a conversation last night with a mutual friend of these folks, I understand they have allways been this way. I did not see "hoarding" I saw
un-clean home which has never IMHO been cleaned the first time. What I saw on that floor in the kitchen has been there a long long long time. Two
adults who hold down two full time jobs, a boat, a camper, two cars & a truck should not live this way. It's just nasty. Having the means not to live
this way & then choosing to do so. Is just damn nuts. As the rain and threat of rain has cancelled my work day, all this talk has put me in the mood
to clean up. Watch out hall closet....here I come.
edit on 8-8-2013 by openyourmind1262 because: (no reason given)