…to read all those books you bought, to read all the notes you took, to look at all the photos you took, to listen to all the music you’ve downloaded and hoarded, to do all the tutorials you’ve bookmarked, to use all the yarn and fabric you’ve purchased, to play every level of every video game you’ve read about, to wear every article of clothing you’ve bought.
I told you about the church thrift shop, where a lot of people were picking. This is a working class community, but being in a big city, we have a lot of colleges, and a lot of pretty good ones. The goofy thing is that you go into the college textbook exchanges on facebook, and you see a lot of people selling cars and other things.
It’s because I have a bit of a hoarding tendency. Hoarding is different from collecting things, and it’s also different from just having a lot of stuff. Hoarding has recently been classified as a form of OCD, and also as it’s own thing, in the DSM V. The DSM is the book that defines mental disorders.
A long time ago, I was at the thrift store and bought a nice colander for $3. I initially bought it for myself, then figured I could sell it. Eventually, it sold, for $6. That was way too cheap, but, the fact was, other vendors were selling it online at a similar price. On Ebay, others were selling it for a lot more.
There’s a church that operates a thrift shop, and I’d been there on and off for years, but Wednesday was the first time I’d ever been there during the daytime, around noon.