"He _garage-sales_ like crazy!"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jan 19 01:22:58 UTC 2013

A sister describing her brother, a hoarder whose compulsion manifests
itself, among other ways, as a drive to search out yard sales in order
to find stuff to add to his stash. Said hoarder, an Ohioan, also used
"commode" in place of "toilet": "My stuff is eight feet high in the
bathroom. It covers up the _commode_, so I have to go to the gas
station to take care of that."

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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