So - I'm flipping channels and run across "Hoarders" on A&E.
These people need to be
1. Tasered every time they buy something
2. Beaten on a per-minute basis until they clean up their goddamn pigsty
3. Kicked out of their houses and forced to live in a coffin hotel for a year
4. A punch in the mouth, just for good measure
Some quotes from some of these dopes:
"Cabbage is very forgiving - if the outside rots, you can clean it up and the inside is still good."
"What's gonna go wrong with sour cream - its gonna go sour?"
"I sometimes use duct tape to close the freezer door when it is a bit full."
"This is our hallway slash laundry basket slash carpet."
"We frequently wash sheets because we eat in the bedroom. How many? All five of us. How do you all end up eating on the bed?!?!?! That's the easiest place."
"The smell is the first thing that hits you..."
"It was a very good pumpkin... When it was fresh."
The professional organizer they brought in to the one place looked like she was ready to throw up.
Don't get me wrong - our house has been messy at times, but it is usually a matter of throwing the laundry in the washer, throwing the kids' toys into their toyboxes and clearing the pile of mail off of the counter top. It doesn't involve dumpsters, shovels, an entire cleaning crew, and 10,000 trash bags.