I was just checking out some stories on BoingBoing, and came across this one. It's more of a pictorial, actually. Are you ready to be disgusted? (It is nothing of a pornographic nature, sorry Jimi. Ha ha!)
Click here. I'll wait until you get back.
[leafing through a magazine]
Are you back?
Is that disgusting, or what?!
I know my mouth was hanging open, and with each picture, I would give a little gasp of horror, and I'm sure at some point I went "Eww!" and said, "Oh my God!"
I've been in some pretty messy houses before, and I think living like that has to be a sign of mental illness. I'm hardly a perfect housekeeper, and I have stacks of things here and there, but I don't have GARBAGE all over the place! That's just living in filth. Based on all the pizza boxes, doughnut boxes, Coke cans, etc., in those pictures, I'd be willing to be someone also has a serious drug habit.
I think what really grossed me out was all the cigarette butts. As a former smoker, I know how they can stink up a place, and to have them just piled up like that...BLEECCCHHHH! With all the garbage laying around, can you imagine the stench in that place?
However, I did notice the ironing board and iron, so apparently when she heads out to the streets to score some rock, she likes her clothes to be neatly pressed! You've got to give her that!
And that bathroom. That just makes me want to hurl.
Did you notice the litter box? That bugged me, too. A poor cat was subjected to that filth. If the owner wants to live like an animal, that's their choice, but to have a pet in that kind of environment is cruel. The cat probably kept itself cleaner than the owner!
There's no story about what happened to the woman. I hope she was able to get some help. I guess it makes me feel a little better about not dusting more often. There may be some dust on things, but at least you can see it because it's not covered up by a bunch of garbage! Yikes!