Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Dirty Enough for TV




We try to keep a clean and tidy house.  This plan is facilitated by the fact that we no longer have a.) children living with us; b.) cats, dogs, or other pets; c.) jobs that keep us too tired to care about an accumulation of dust and other grime.

Add to that the fact that we are two mildly obsessive-compulsive organizing types, and you'd think that one could eat off the floor on any given day or check for a poppy seed between teeth in the reflection from the polished coffee table.

Well, that certainly is NOT the case at all.  And then, too, one of us is a collector with an impressive amount of stuff that he does not like the other one of us to dust for fear she will break something. 

Still, those TV shows of a few years ago--the ones where a professional organizer came in to help the homeowners get a handle on the garage, or make a home office more efficient, or a family room more functional--they really kind of made me twitch.  The shows that were on this past summer--the ones about hoarders--can not watch them.  I would rather watch blood and guts surgical procedures if it was a forced choice.

I understand that hording is a serious mental health condition.  I'm sure it is a topic that is worthy of a documentary to raise awareness.  A reality show, week after week?  No, thank-you.

Once we get the trans fats and other anti-nutrition substances out of our food, can we start to pay attention to  the trans fat equivalents that are being fed to our brains by "entertainment"?

2 comments:

  1. Ain't that the truth. However, I'm been known to watch a bit of HGTV myself. I would miss that junk TV if it were to go away, which is won't because there are lots more addicts other than just me.

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  2. Only good thing about those shows is that it makes most people feel they are great housekeepers. Never watched one, the previews scare me.
    I have found my diminished eyesight plays tricks on me and what looks it is dust free, really isn't.

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