Friday Fun: Hoarders Ruins Doctoral Student's Life

Nov 05 2010 Published by under friday fun

The Cronk News is an endless supply of silly, higher ed-mocking fun. I just can't get enough: Hoarders Ruins Doctoral Student's Life.

"She's been working so hard on her dissertation," said Dowling. "Her office wasn't fit for human consumption. I don't know how she could focus or get any work done in that room. I knew that Dr. Z would be able to help."

The crew of the show, including Dr. Robin Zasio, arrived at the house prepared to remove the hoard and provide cognitive therapy to Peeples.

"She had some sort of off-campus staff retreat for her graduate assistantship," said Dowling. "We went ahead and did this anyway as a gift to her. The junk clearing crew and I went through all of the stuff ourselves and made quick decisions about what to keep."


"What my idiot partner thought was garbage was actually the hundreds of hours' worth my research for my lit review," said Peeples. "Not only do I have to start over gathering the information, but I owe thousands of dollars in book replacement costs to Duckett's library."

This one is very funny -- well worth reading the whole thing.

3 responses so far

  • VJBinCT says:

    Hanging is too good for them.

  • John Dupuis says:

    Hoarders or PhD students?

  • Spunky58 says:

    I cannot imagine the therapeutic rationale for cleaning out a hoarder's office without them being there -- how does that in any way provide treatment? At the very least, let's do no harm!
    That's one of the many problems with television counseling reality shows; someone (often not actually licensed to practice psychotherapy in the state in which they're shooting the show) rides in on a horse, cleans everything up, providing counseling fit for TV, rides back out again. No requirement for treatment, just a check they can use however they want. This is a dangerous phenomenon.

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