Tuesday, Dec 30, 2003
Dispophobia, the fear of throwing things away, can kill.
Read the tragic story of the Collier Brothers, dead when one of them was trapped under his own junk, and the other died of starvation. That was in 1947.
Today, thankfully for Patrice Moore, his neighbor heard his muffled screams after being buried in paper for two days, and the NYFD got him out.
Actually, to be fair Moore isn't strictly a dispophobic, since he made his living selling the papers he'd been hoarding for the past decade. He's just a man in need of a storage unit.
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