I missed this now that I no longer read the local free daily “Red Eye”over other riders shoulders on my commute into work each day,but the online comic rumor column Lying In The Gutters linked to it yesterday. From last week,an article entitled “Pack Rat Attack”about people who horde,or collect,items and their attempts to clean-up their lives. It is a lite piece,meant to be read in a few minutes on the train on a page that is 90% images,but worth passing along for this:
Experts say most pack rats tend to share certain traits. They have a hard time making decisions,they procrastinate a lot and tend to make strong emotional attachments to the things they buy or collect,according to Cassiday. Sometimes,hoarding tendencies are linked to obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Often,pack rats have parents who were the same way.
Emphasis added by me. That entire first paragraph has nothing to do with me (other than the “strong emotional attachments”and a one-time very inacurrate OCD diagnosis),but I thought the second paragraph was worth noting,understanding who makes up a portion of this blog’s readership.
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