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Is This Craigslist Ad Real?

Moving to San Francisco? Well, do I have the place and 'mate for you. It doesn't have any space, but rent's only $680. Now I totally believe this apartment exists . . . but this is either a joke or the most terrifyingly unself-aware person out there. I am almost tempted to go check it out.

Hello, I am seeking a nice room mate to share my 2 bedroom home.

You won't have to pay utilities or do any chores so it's perfect for a young person or a student.

But I cannot have anybody touching or moving my stuff because it would set off a chain reaction of emotions and feelings towards you and towards my things. Hoarding is not a mental illness, it is something environmentally responsible because I don't like to throw anything away. But the San Francisco Department of public health said my living conditions were unsafe and came in and forcibly removed my things I have been collecting for over 40 years. It traumatized me and I have been rebuilding my collection ever since.

Read the rest of the ad and vote on its validity after the jump.

If you are a hoarded this would be a great place because someday, it would be so full of things that we would have to sleep outside. My friend did that in LA but here it might be too cold and the city is very punitive against hoarders and homeless people. Isn't that ironic? They don't like homeless people, but they don't like people with homes either.

Please contact me by email as I am unable to get to the phone right now. I have a phone but it only rings. Once in a while I can get to it but it's so far away and very hard to get to. If you had a cell phone that would be better.

That last line doesn't even make sense! Are you to bring him a phone?

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Pistil Pistil 7 years
Most people with real psychological issues like extreme hoarding don't broadcast it. I think it's supposed to be a joke, which isn't very nice because this sort of OCD is a real problem for some people.
Briandiesel Briandiesel 7 years
It's cooky and self-deprecating which from what I have read and seen, these people don't find hoarding to be quirky. It's a very serious thing to them and the thought of someone moving or placing something in a different place is catastrophic to them. So I doubt they would invite someone else to live with them. And 2 hoarders could never live together because hoarders do not hoard in the same way. Fake 100% in my book.
Quanni-E Quanni-E 7 years
why would someone even waste their time doing this? i seems to me like a waste of time. I don't believe this is real because no one would put all of their business out there.
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 7 years
Psychological issue it is.
lickety-split lickety-split 7 years
years ago, in san diego, they found a man mummified under piles of crap in his house. fire department responded to fire next door and wanted evacuate this mans house. there were stacks of magazines and newspapers as high as the ceiling. tons of other collected crap too.
dikke-kus dikke-kus 7 years
I think it's too weird to be a fake ad. I don't know if anyone would go through all that trouble. It sounds like this guy has a few mental problems and went off his meds. I saw something like this once in a small town I grew up in. An older man living alone in town had a place like this. I don't know if he was going crazy or what but there was stuff piled everywhere. I would think if some public health agency place came in they would have given him a referral to see a doctor. Strange. Poor guy!
SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 7 years
nicklover nicklover 7 years
wow.... there was a house fire recently that took them several hours to put out bc an eldery couple did something like this...
cordata cordata 7 years
It starts off seeming plausible and gets sillier towards the end
opentypeA opentypeA 7 years
I've been watching AE's "Hoarding" for a few weeks, and I wouldn't be surprised if it was real. Whoever it is is probably desperate to find a roommate... :-/ Personally though, even if I knew how bad I was about hoarding, I wouldn't have included the picture. lol
dianadilettante dianadilettante 7 years
This sounds so fake, really! Haha, but if it were true, pity the poor fool.
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