Shopaholics - Take Heed!!!

@jerzgirl (8013)
Gloucester City, New Jersey
January 15, 2009 11:34am CST
ANYTHING can kill you - even shopaholism. Seriously. Check this out... http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/around_town/shopping/Shopaholic-Dies-in-Avalanche-of-Clothing.html Do you know anyone like this? I do. She bought EVERYTHING she saw, practically. She had multiples of telephones, answering machines, small appliances, whatever. If it was on sale, she bought it - and it sat in her kitchen still in the original boxes. You couldn't eat at her table because it was covered with acquisitions. You couldn't use the counters for the same reasons. Several kitchen chairs were piled high. But, she didn't pay her bills - she shopped. She almost lost the house twice for non-payment of taxes and cried how she had no money. Yet, she continued to shop and wouldn't sell or give away anything she'd bought. It's as much an addiction as anything else. But, until this, who'd have thought it could kill?? So, is this you? Is this how you want to go? Is this how you want to be found?? Are there any "Shopaholics Anonymous" groups out there? Please don't let this happen to you!
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
22 Jun 09
Well that is just horrible that that happened to her. I love shopping and all but that is just ridiculous. I wonder who eventually found this woman? Poor thing, she obviously had a problem that eventually caught up to her. Have a great day and happy myLotting!!!
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
26 Feb 09
Yikes! I bet she wished she would of gotten treatment for her disease while she was suffocating under all those clothes. I never knew a shopaholic, only hoarders which can be just as bad.
@ronaldinu (12445)
• Malta
1 Feb 09
It seems that there are people who have a compulsion to shop even for things that they don't really need. It is sad to hear that compulsions can brinig us in such a state.
• United States
25 Jan 09
This is terrible and I can definitely see this sort of thing happening. I mean, if you continously buy items and pack them rather high in your house, of course something may eventually fall especially if you bump into it or something. That is a terrible way to go. This just proves the point that shopaholics really do need help, especially before they get that far into the addiction.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
17 Jan 09
LOL-I heard about this story...a person like that isn't just a shopaholic but a hoarder..a collector of things. People like that never seemed to be satisfied with normal shopping and buy, buy, buy excessively...like fulfilling some weird need or lack in life
• United States
16 Jan 09
Wow!!! I can't even imagine this scene?? Scary ain't it?? That's one problem I don't have I guess cause I never had money to blow out my rear end, not a shoe nut person, not a purse nut person, not into brand label names of clothing; Just plain and boring, that's me (G)!!