Tuesday, October 12, 2010

More Than a Mess


I'd never seen "Hoarders" until the marathon that played on A & E yesterday. Oh, my! I just could not stop watching.

It made me want to clean something and definitely go and organize my closet.

I just don't understand the mentality of hoarders. What in the world could cause a person to brush his teeth, rinse, then spit in an old orange juice container, cap it, and save it for the next day? Or worse poop in a plastic bag, throw it in a pile, and keep that pile for 10 years? Ew. And, EW. I just don't understand. Obviously, the psychologists that are there are very much needed.

Come to think of it. Psychologists are needed in most of A & E's shows.

"Obsessed."

"Intervention."

"Gene Simmons' Family Jewels." (hee hee)

Is it normal to be obsessed by shows about obsession? If so, I am guilty.

Hmm. There's A & E's next show.

Have you seen these shows? What's your take on them?

13 Comments:

Tammy said...

I've seen hoarders...i'm a slight germaphobe and a recovering OCD clean freak...never been diagnosed, but some things you just know...it makes me want to go take a shower and get all the clutter and dirt out of my mind. I don't understand it either...I just can't wrap my brain around it. As usual, you are a "hoot"...thanks for sharing! p.s. maybe I should watch intervention for my issue...or better yet, apply to be on the show...LOL

Rachelle said...

Hoarders FREAKS ME OUT! I get sucked in watching it on Netflicks. I never saw the poop one OMG-That's just SICK! CRAZY STUFF!

Liz said...

I've seen promos for Hoarders, and it looked awful. But I just had no idea about what you just shared. I don't know if I could bear to watch. What a miserable existence people have, and I'd say much of that is because they don't know the Lord.

What is the reason for hoarding? Fear? I think it's fear, but obviously I'd have to watch the show to get a better insight. People want to be in control, so they do things like hoard. What they don't understand is that by trying to be in control they end up creating a prison for themselves. So sad.

Patrice said...

I have not yet seen this show, but I have heard lots about it! I just can not imagaine!!!

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

I just got done watching one! I saw the one with the garbage bags of poop. I don't know if I felt more sorry for the person who chose to do that or that poor guy that had to throw all the bags out BY HAND SO THEY DIDN'T TEAR!

Barf. I'm totally hooked.

The Hat Chick said...

I have seen those shows. SO CRAZY! I think my mother has a touch of this and thinks all the stuff she is holding on to is "worth money". She needs to watch "Cash in the Attic" and get to sellin'!

I once saw someone explain to a hoarder that if they held on to these things so tightly with fists clenched, they would never be able to receive God's gifts which require open palms.

The Hat Chick said...

I have seen those shows. SO CRAZY! I think my mother has a touch of this and thinks all the stuff she is holding on to is "worth money". She needs to watch "Cash in the Attic" and get to sellin'!

I once saw someone explain to a hoarder that if they held on to these things so tightly with fists clenched, they would never be able to receive God's gifts which require open palms.

Katie@The Baby Factory said...

I hear you.....it's like a bad train wreck. You hate to watch, but you just can't look away....

Autumn said...

Yep. I'm hooked, too.
My best girlfriend says (about me), "My friend is sweet, but she can watch some TRASH."
It's like a train wreck... you can't not look! But, oh so SAD.

Jeanette said...

My girls and I watch it sometimes. They thank me over and over for our clean home and have decided that me being a "windex ninja" is not a bad thing!

I would not even bother to clean up the mess....just torch the entire house and call it a day!

It usually causes me to itch and go running for the swiffer and windex :}

YUCK!

A Cajun Belle said...

I've never seen Hoarders and by the way I've heard people talking about it, I'm so glad! Don't understand hoarders at all.

DidiLyn said...

Yes, I have seen it, but honestly I watch with my fingers over my eyes, like watching a horror movie, or covering my mouth, like I am going to puke.
Now I feel bad for saying that, and if any horders are reading this, I am sorry, and I'm sure I would love you anyway, but you might need some help, honey.
Now I need to go clean something. And then shower. And then clean some more.

Teresa Dawn said...

I haven't heard of the others, but I have seen hoarders.

Actually the real reason why I love to watch hoarders is because I can put on an episode and then get more cleaning done during commercials than I normally would in an hour... Something about that show just makes me want to clean clean clean!