Monday, January 11, 2010

Speaking of Bad TV Shows

Oh my God.
I can't watch A&E's "Hoarders," a show about people whose homes are overtaken by clutter and filth.
I tried watching it twice, but it made me want to stay up all night and clean my house with Q-Tips and a bottle of alcohol.
Hey, I'm not exactly a sensational housekeeper, but damn.
I tend to collect a lot of crap like books, shoes, clothes, CD's, DVDs and other stuff, but damn, the people featured on this show are batshit ca-ra-zy.
When a crew came in to clean this one old lady's house, they actually found the dessicated carcasses of two of her house cats! She didn't even notice the smell after they got swallowed up by the mess and died.
When I was little, we lived next door to this very nice family who had five sons. The wife was lazy and their house was a bit like a Hoarders house. There's no odor quite like that of five active boys' socks and shoes, their dog's crap and a sink filled with a month's worth of dirty dishes.
My mom used to keep a hankie sprayed with perfume when she'd visit their house.
But even their house was nothing compared to these Hoarder homes.
I'd write more, but I have a sudden urge to vacuum and mop.
Have you seen Hoarders?
What's the dirtiest place you've even been to?


Fran said...

I thought this was a photo of the recent earthquake, as the cabinets look empty!

I'd rather watch a nature show any day.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Me too.

Distributorcap said...

you had to go to my Uncle Saul's apt - he was the original Collyer Brother (as my father used to say)

when he died in the late 70s - my father and I and his sister went to clean out the apt

dont even ask what we found

nonnie9999 said...

how did you get a picture of my kitchen?

bigsis said...

I think a person's mental status is reflected in how they live. Chaos inside and outside of their heads is sad.

Iain said...

Growing up, my parents' insistence that I was an untidy slob was so annoying, considering some of the middens I saw at my friends' homes. Tissue mountains in a boy's bedroom is never good.

Karen Zipdrive said...

I had to Google the Collyer Brothers, but wow I see what you mean D-Cap.
Sis, you are right. When I get depressed, it's easy to tell by the piles. :/

dguzman said...

I watch Clean House with Niecie Nash, and their recent worst house ever was really effing scary -- shortly thereafter, this Hoarders show started. Wow. I can't watch that show, man.