February 15, 2010
I was watching the A&E show Hoarders and became aware that in all the Hoarders episodes I have seen there seems to be a running theme or common similarity in the program episodes and that is 1 the people are obese, 2 that they all have multiple cats in their home and 3 not all but most are smokers. I found this to be both interesting and odd, skinny people don't hoard? Perhaps skinny people only have clutter? I don't know if A&E is aware that the people they film for this show all seem to these commonalities? Now I am not saying all obese people are hoarders or somehow unclean. I am saying A&E is seemingly only showing obese hoarders and why oh why do these people smoke? That just drives me bonkers, it gives me anxiety to think that if their house caught on fire they would be trapped and the firefighters couldn't help them because of the condition of the house!!
I also find it so interesting that the condition these people are living in is an outward reflection of what they are feeling on the inside, dis function and fear.If you can see beyond the mess and the disturbing chaotic lifestyle they all tell of some life altering moment that was what they consider the catalyst to this type of behavior. Intresting and odd is the only way I can explain it, the only thing I can say.