How slammed is your life when a garbage run can’t fit into your busy hoarding schedule?

During my travels today, I came across this car … and I’m wondering if anyone else finds it as disturbing as I do.

These pictures really don’t do it justice. The windows were (mercifully) up and I snapped these shots with an iPhone camera very quickly … sort of from within my shirt … as I was keenly aware (read: hysterically paranoid) that I could be tackled from behind at any moment by a crazed hoarder.

Clearly, this person has no family as the only accessible (and I use the term very loosely) seat in the car is the driver’s seat. Also, I can’t be certain but I think he has a GREAT love of fountain-style cola beverages. As well as many other assorted snacks and, apparently, all of their valuable containers and packagings. I saw everything from paper cups, frozen dinner trays, political flyers, styrofoam bits, etc.

This car, which I inappropriately circled several times with my mouth literally hanging open, absolutely mesmerized me.  I have always been someone who my family and friends would classify as the polar opposite of a hoarder.  A minimalist.  A neat freak even. I tried to google a comparable, clinical term for my affliction but the best I could find was ‘purger.’ 

Yeah, I didn’t like it either.  Sounds like a very different type of affliction to me.

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6 responses to “How slammed is your life when a garbage run can’t fit into your busy hoarding schedule?

  1. Wow. Just, wow. Very sad. And weird. And sad. Yeeks. I’d be staring at it, too.

  2. I have a sudden urge to go clean my closets and toss stuff out. Thanks, OldDog.

  3. This could be a trend–a rather disturbing trend. Just last month I posted pictures on my blog of a car like this… FULL of trash. Not just clutter, but trash.

    You can check it out here if you want:

    http://brian-christensen.blogspot.com/2011/10/i-parked-next-to-oscar-grouchs-car.html

  4. And yet oddly the outside of the car looks like it just came from a detailing at the carwash…..another case of dancing the tango and the foxtrot while amped up on whiskey.
    On a side note, my mother is a hoarder. I have had to throw out several households worth of flotsam and jetsam that have accumulated in her various abodes over the years. I remember in college having a yard sale and she kept pulling stuff of the table because she had to have it.

    Needless to say I married someone who is the antithesis of my mother….

  5. The (Chrysler PT?). As roomy as can be.

  6. I have always marveled at your neatness. I feel like putting these pics on my fridge to remind me to PURGE PURGE PURGE and not by a lot of crap for Christmas.

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