Confessions – I Have Hoarding Tendencies
I still have the box from my DS Lite, as well as all the original packaging. I have receipts from six years ago. I have the packaging from a basketball I gave to Colin a year ago for Christmas under my bed. I still have worksheets from way back to 9th grade.
I like to think that this is just me being prepared. I mean, what if I need to return something? What if I need my 10th grade math notes? It could happen, don’t judge me.
But this isn’t about whether or not I am a hoarder, it’s about what I would hoard if I just happened to be one.
I really, really like stuff. I love wanting it, touching it, buying it. So it makes sense that if I was a hoarder, which I am totally not, I would hoard packaging. Not just the boxes though, I would keep everything! The twisty-ties, the “egg-carton” type trays, the plastic bags, and all the cellophane. Hell, I would even keep the receipts, the plastic bags and the bar code stickers. Anything to remind me of all the awesome stuff that I have, can’t throw any of that away!
It would start [has it already???] innocently with me just saving a few receipts or boxes as mementos. Oh yes, I would only keep important receipts like the ones from a really fun trip to Disneyland or from my trips to different states. I would only keep important boxes and only for storage purposes, like for a computer or for a game console. But then things would take a turn for the worse [why do they have to?] and I would begin stealing packaging from the dumpsters behind local stores. I need 10 empty fruit crates, damn it! How else am I supposed to remember that I love fruit? I will justify it by explaining to myself and to my family that I will become a millionaire in my old age after selling them. I watch Antique’s Roadshow, don’t think I’m stupid! Why doesn’t anybody understand that?
It’s all hypothetical, I assure you.
Save yourselves! I’m afraid it’s simply too late for me!*** This was my first attempt at one of Mama Kat’s Writing Prompts: 2.) If you were a hoarder, based on your personality…what would you hoard? (better yet, ask someone who knows you well, what they think you would hoard). ***