NYC man trapped by paper trove

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by iGav, Dec 31, 2003.

  1. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
  2. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

    Mar 9, 2002
    the only thing that would have made this even more embarassing for the guy, is if they were all jazz mags... :eek: :p :p
  3. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus


    Jan 2, 2001
    Metairie, LA
    hehe...yeah... :eek: :D

    I'm sure they were something like Popular Science...something geeky...
  4. applemacdude macrumors 68040


    Mar 26, 2001
    Over The Rainbow
    Sure they were...Years of Victorias Secret catologs:eek: or even worse...

    I thought these things only happened on TV...
  5. Juventuz macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2002
    He was a mail clerk too. Makes you wonder how many people never received issues of magazines.
  6. Macmaniac macrumors 68040


    Maybe he stacked his porno mags a little tooo high.
  7. Sayhey macrumors 68000


    May 22, 2003
    San Francisco
    Anyone have his address? He can have all my junk mail. Now if I can figure out who collects spam.
  8. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    Quite an embarassing situation. At least he escaped with only leg injuries. The two men in 1947 lost their lives. In the end the booby traps turned on them.
  9. voicegy macrumors 65816


    Jan 1, 2002
    Sandy Eggo - MacRumors Member since 1-1-2002
    Classic case of obsessive-compulsive disorder....of the "collecting" kind.

    Knew a teacher like that...her elementary classroom was a total disaster, and despite warnings from the fire department (in fact, the local fire chief's own son was in her class and he had him transferred out) she would only get more scared by the pressure put upon her to clean up her act and fill the room with even more crap.

    Documentation of the behavior was implemented, per Union rules, but that is a months-long process, so during Spring Break, the principal got a few of us together, paid us overtime, and we spent 4 days cleaning out the room.

    We found drawers FULL TO THE RIM with nothing but rubber bands; books in the coat room dating back to the '40's; hundreds of old newspapers - the entire experience was jaw dropping. We packed valuables (although, to one suffering from such a disease, EVERYTHING is valuable) in several trucks (we're talking patio furniture, a dozen or so broken computers, etc) and shipped them to a storage facility, paid for by the school site, for a period of one month, whereby she could collect them and take them home.

    Upon her return, she immediately turned around and went home. We called in a long term substitute, and last I heard (this all happened, oh, about 5 years ago) she was teaching in another district.

    Hopefully, she's getting treatment.

    (Her car was like this as well...ever seen a car chock-full of just CRAP all over the back seats and passenger seat, up to the roof? If you have, you're looking at classic obsessive-compulsive behavior)
  10. bennetsaysargh macrumors 68020


    Jan 20, 2003
    New York
    i heard about this on the radio. i started laughing, then i realized, if they were books and not dirty magazines, he's got to be a lot more intelligent to know how to store things. maybe it was a book on storage tips he was trying to find.
  11. MrMacMan macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2001
    1 Block away from NYC.
    Ouch... not a smart move by him... but thats obsessive compulsion for ya.


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