Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Crazy eBay mom (and her stuff)

pull up a chair and stay awhile... Posted by Hello

The Good Book in Ephesians 6:2-3 says "Honor your father and mother"—which is the first commandment with a promise— "that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth."

I guess the biblical application one could gleam from the above photo is to grind your teeth, knowing that one day all of this stuff could be yours...

Seems like every month, there is a news story about a crazy lady with 19 dogs running amuck in the house, but as one who has a healthy appreciation for "things that could be of potential use", I limit my "aquisitions" to the garage. This lady may be "insane" according to her daughter, but she seems like quite a nice person...

eBay mom Posted by Hello

"My mother is insane. Like, one of those ladies you see on the local news insane. Since it's inevitably going to come up I'll get out of the way that I am too, but at least I take a full dose of my medication. " Click here to take the tour."

According to Fact Monster, people who collect things are called by many names. Some of their names are as unusual as the items they collect:

Archtophilist collects Teddy Bears
Bestiarist collects Medieval Books on Animals
Bibliophilist collects Books
Brandophilist collects Cigar Bands
Conchologist collects Shells
Copoclephilist collects Key Rings
Deltiologist collects Postcards
Dologist collects Bird's Eggs
Lepidopterist collects Butterflies
Numismatist collects Coins
Philatelist collects Stamps
Philographist collects Autographs
Phonophile collects Phonograph Records
Plangonologist collects Dolls
Receptarist collects Recipes
Vecturist collects Subway Tokens
Vexillologist collects Banners or Flags

A person who collects "stuff " [in the photo] could be batty, bizarre, bonkers, cracked, crackers, crazed, crazy, cuckoo, daft, demented, derailed, deranged, fatuous, frenzied, gone, half-cocked, impractical, irrational, irresponsible, loony, lunatic, mad, maniacal, mental, moonstruck, nuts, nutty, paranoid, preposterous, psychopathic, psychotic, rabid, raging, raving, schizo, screwy, senseless, touched, unglued, unhinged, unsettled, unzipped, whacko, wild but NOT insane...

insane? no way! Posted by Hello

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just had a virtual tour of your mom's house. I think it would make a good advertisement for Xerox! (all the boxes she stores stuff in are Xerox)
There are definitely a lot of valuable items hidden in the corners. Hopefully someday she will be able to work her way through all her stuff so you won't have to!