Did anyone watch the new show "Hoarders" on A&E last night? Oh, it's so wonderfully disturbing. As a long time watcher of "Intervention", I'm so happy to see A&E branching out on their shows. Now we have "Obsessed" about the Obsessive-Compulsives and "Hoarders" about the Compulsive Hoarders. If A&E make a show strictly about people with eating disorders, I will be a happy little voyeur.
I don't know what it is about hoarders that fascinates me so much. Maybe it's because I feel like one day I could be one. Sure I like to keep old newspapers, but just ones from important events (or so I tell myself) and sure I like to keep old birthday cards, but I go through them once in a while! I don't know, these hoarders are a special kind of crazy. Last night they had a couple where the wife was a compulsive shopper and the husband was a hoarder, nasty combination. The other person featured on the show was a woman who hoarded food, and it was disgusting. I could not believe the amount of rotting food that she was holding onto, it was hard not to be physically ill while watching it, but I couldn't look away!
Maybe I was just up on my high horse because I was working on a big purge yesterday. My mom is having a yard sale, so I'm happy to donate a lot of stuff. I'm trying to clear things out that we don't need to make room for the inevitable pile of things we'll be getting from showers and the wedding etc.
How about you? Did you watch "Hoarders"? Are you into that kind of thing, or is the more traditional meth/heroin addicts of "Intervention" more your thing? Me, I love the hoarders and the eating disorders. Maybe that's a sign that there's something wrong with me.