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    1991
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    Bergen County, New Jersey
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    Hoarders

    She already manufactures enough crises without us manufacturing one for her. She will most likely never drive it and hopefully in a year or two my husband can convince her to get rid of it.
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    Shopping Channel Hosts: Sales Prevention Team

    She doesn't even look old beyond the weird fashion choices. If she went back to her natural hair color, started just doing pops of color instead of an entire clashing outfit of 32 different bright colors, and calmed down on the fake tan, she would look fine. In that screenshot of her and Valerie, imagine how much better she would look if she was wearing Valerie's outfit. She's probably trying to project a fun persona but there's a line between looking fun and looking like a clown. I feel like there's some insecurity with her appearance underlying the baffling fashion decisions.
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    Hoarders

    My husband (back before he was neat) and MIL trashed two cars (they switched the titles on the cars between each other multiple times, and he had to look after her car for months at a time when she was in Florida or sick/disabled, so it was caused by both of them). They weren't packed with trash to the ceiling but both of them were absolutely covered in disgusting mystery stains, to the point where it looked like a murder had taken place. There were literally coffee splatters covering the ceiling. There were crumbs under the seats (not only crumbs but for example I once found an entire salad's worth of dessicated years-old crispy noodles scattered under the seats), trash everywhere, completely random items that had nothing to do with the car ending up in there, etc. I once saw MIL leave a cup of coffee with milk in it in the cupholder of her car that she left with us and it stayed there for two weeks until I made my husband get rid of it. It was nasty. I begged my husband for 7 years to do something about it, and sometimes progress was made, but it never got to the point of not feeling like you were driving around in a mobile dumpster. Thankfully one of the cars broke and was scrapped, and the other one needs $5K in repairs, so last month we got a Prius. It's so nice and refreshing to be able to go into a clean car! My husband has actually become somewhat fanatical about keeping the car clean -- he takes it to the car wash every couple of weeks, cleans any dirt from the inside weekly, promptly removes any trash in there, and doesn't leave random items like papers or electrical cords in there anymore. There is hardly anything in the trunk so we can actually transport laundry and stuff in there. Turns out my husband doesn't need 90% of the crap he was keeping in the trunks of the other cars just in case. MIL is still forcing us to keep the second car "in case she ever drives again" even though she has not driven since 2016, still has balance and mobility issues, and has no plans to practice driving in the foreseeable future. As I said, it needs 5K in repairs, so it would be cheaper just to scrap it and buy a decent used car if the day ever comes when she wants to drive.
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    Shopping Channel Hosts: Sales Prevention Team

    France is also walkable, cyclable, and has good public transportation, so they don't drive everywhere like many Americans are forced to. I imagine any actual French people cringe at the American diet and lifestyle and our attempts to pretend we are doing things like the French. He must be making a few hundred thousand a year at least, doesn't have kids and lives in a fairly low cost of living area. If he wanted to quit, he could, assuming he has been in any way responsible with finances.
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    Hoarders

    It was the trash can, not the hoard, that I laughed at. After having to live with my hoarder MIL for two years -- due to her being disabled because of preventable health problems she didn't get taken care of -- as well as having to be punished due to the mental illness induced poor life decisions of every member of my immediate biological family for the past 27+ years...sorry but I have compassion fatigue (check out the family thread in "Everything Else" section for more information if you are interested).
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    Hoarders

    I saw a similar mobile hoard being driven by a disheveled looking guy a few weeks ago. He also hit a trash can and drove halfway down the street pushing it with the bumper of the car before realizing it was there...I laughed.
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    What Did We Eat Today?

    Most of this is leftovers, but I thought my dinner today looked aesthetically pleasing and seasonally appropriate so I took a picture LOL. Aforementioned barley-tofu salad and corn on the cob leftovers; whole wheat English muffin with butter; and an experimental salad of arugula, watermelon, and grapes (it was pretty good).
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    Shopping Channel Hosts: Sales Prevention Team

    See that's the kind of thing I was talking about yesterday about how some of these hosts have no shame with what they use to shill products. Crying on air once after telling a story could be unexpected. Once you start bringing up the same story and crying regularly during presentations, it's just manipulative. If they know it upsets them that much, why else would they keep bringing it up unless it led to more sales? I was about to post a screenshot of this. I like Antonella but I don't know what the hell she is thinking style wise lately. She looks like a literal clown. Every time I see her on air I'm like "oh, honey, no," and "bless her heart" (and I'm not even remotely Southern LOL).
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    Hoarders

    I joined this site for the QVC forum (I don't buy from QVC but it is good studying/working background noise for some reason and also good to snark on). "Buy More and Save" is something they have where if you buy multiples of an item, you save money on each item. I thought it was a funny concept because obviously if you're buying more of anything, you're doing the opposite of saving, so I chose that name to make fun of them. It's also interesting to note that I have heard it's very common in hoarder cleanouts to find piles of unopened boxes from home shopping networks. A lot of their biggest customers are hoarders. I think the experience of having to clean out his parents' house was the largest precipitant of him becoming minimalist because after that I noticed he started becoming a lot more mindful about his possessions. Also, we move every 2-3 years, and it's much easier if you have less stuff and can carry and load everything into the U-Haul yourself.
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    Hoarders

    I feel like this is off-topic so I spoiler tagged it because there is no off topic thread: Also getting back on topic, I think that renting is also a good option for hoarders. My MIL is a hoarder and trashed her house, but now that she's in an apartment she has to be at least reasonably clean or else she will get kicked out and lose her security deposit. Of course it's not neat/clean by my standards but it's much better than it was. My building does quarterly inspections so they can see if any problems are arising. I agree with you on the hoarders often being unpleasant to be around, especially if they are confronted on their hoarding. It doesn't mean that they're necessarily bad or immoral people overall, but they are difficult, as we can see. I don't feel sorry for them either. They made their own choices. I have/had a lot of hoarder relatives and usually the people around them suffer way more than they do as a result of the hoarding. I think oftentimes there is a folie a deux going on with hoarders and enablers. Eventually even the non-hoarder often develops hoarder tendencies or clutter blindness because it becomes normalized. I think this happened with my in-laws and my grandparents. After my grandpa passed away and my grandma moved into a retirement community, she actually stopped hoarding and her apartment was normal for the next 10+ years until she passed away. My grandparents were both hoarders when they lived together and I think their behaviors encouraged each other. Also, my husband isn't a hoarder but he grew up with two hoarders and never learned how to be clean or organized. He didn't have much sentimental attachment to stuff but was always the kind of person who would lose everything and not know where anything was, and buy a bunch of duplicates rather than look for the original. It was only after he moved in with me, a neat-freak, that he actually got some perspective. He especially got perspective when he had to clean out my in-laws' abandoned house. He realized how much clutter blindness he had, and it was only after seeing how much stuff was in each pile and how many dumpsters and bags it filled, that he realized how bad it was. He has made huge improvements in neatness and organization since we have been living together and he is now a minimalist.
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    QVC

    Do people really spend $250-$1400 on a Christmas tree?! Not even counting the cost of ornaments?! That is the height of insanity to me. No wonder we have so much consumer debt in this country.
  12. Put on QVC livestream (we got the internet back BTW, not having it didn't work out as planned) and this was the first thing that came up.... Also when I searched "QVC" on Youtube to get to the livestream, this was the first thumbnail that came up...never seen anyone look that excited over pants before....
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    Shopping Channel Hosts: Sales Prevention Team

    I don't think Dan would care if he left. I think he said the other day he owns an auto shop in addition to the farm, so he definitely has backup plans. He's probably most likely to leave of his own accord. I like Rick. He blatantly shills and does the hard sell and I like that he is upfront and has no illusions about what he's there for, LOL...so I hope he doesn't go. I've always thought she was fake af for this reason. I can't stand people who use their religion, family-orientedness, etc. to get ahead and make themselves look good (ie. her putting on this virtuous act to get people to trust her and buy more). Admittedly I'm a godless heathen but that seems like the opposite of what religion is supposed to be about. It's just a step above their favorite tactic of using breast cancer, 9/11, etc. to shill crap.
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    What Did We Eat Today?

    That sounds good. I have to try that sometime although I would also probably put bell pepper and artichoke hearts in it.
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    QVC

    Ok first of all why the fuck was she using very expensive Philosophy products if she was out of work and strapped for cash....
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