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    Re: Is waste a mental disorder?

    Quote Originally Posted by other View Post
    They are paying for all their own stuff, right? Sometimes people do this if they are being provided with too much for free.

    Seems like the grocery bills alone should be an incentive to straighten them up.
    Hah! Yep. My husband alwys complains there's nothing to eat! But whent I get tired of his complaints and send him to the store he always complains that everything he wants is so expensive.
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    Re: Is waste a mental disorder?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    I understand it's an odd question but please hear me out.

    In our home my cousins take a plate of food for dinner.

    They take 2-3 spoonfuls.

    Garbaged.

    Then an hour later they do it again.

    It's frustrating, really. They aren't paying for the food, yet they and certain others waste... constantly. We buy $150 in food... $80 or so feeds the garbage can. It doesn't stop at food. They leave many hot lightbulbs on in the basement when no one is in the room. Sometimes throughout the night. And in the main bathroom 16 of the hot lightbulbs are turned on to the brightest setting throughout the night.

    Water is left running. Clothes are worn only once, Etc.

    Here's the kicker: I'd go down to the basement when everyone went to bed to turn the lights off. I'd then slip into bed. I kid you not three minutes later I hear feet going downstairs. Then, a minute later, they return. I wait a while, go down, and lo and behold they're all on again. It's a vast, cool basement... and it's being lit for the ghosts... argh..

    Is waste in its severest and mildest forms a mental disorder?

    It's irrational. I get a plate of food I didn't pay for, eat a bite or two, and waste it. Totally sane of me. Might as well take three plates and waste them since it's rational. I'll leave every light on all the time as well.

    Either it's rational or irrational.

    Madness, I say.

    The term: "Waste not, want not" is surprisingly true.
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    Re: Is waste a mental disorder?

    Considering they are adults, I think it's a mental disorder.
    I seriously suggest they visit a psycho-analyst or so.
    Hope it helps.
    Last edited by Canell; 07-08-11 at 02:11 AM.

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    Re: Is waste a mental disorder?

    Today anything and everything could be labeled a mental disorder, syndrome, habit, what ever, because people want to lable everyone and place them in a box for their own purposes.

    The Cousin needs to be cut off after the first trip to the table.

    I knew a guy who would smell every bite he took as if the food could go bad in a seconds. He has a real problem.

    I knew kid who would constantly be smelling his fingers every few minutes to check for the smell of matches because he was a fire bug and he got caught once because of the smell.

    He finally grew out of it.

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    Re: Is waste a mental disorder?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    I understand it's an odd question but please hear me out.

    In our home my cousins take a plate of food for dinner.

    They take 2-3 spoonfuls.

    Garbaged.

    Then an hour later they do it again.

    It's frustrating, really. They aren't paying for the food, yet they and certain others waste... constantly. We buy $150 in food... $80 or so feeds the garbage can. It doesn't stop at food. They leave many hot lightbulbs on in the basement when no one is in the room. Sometimes throughout the night. And in the main bathroom 16 of the hot lightbulbs are turned on to the brightest setting throughout the night.

    Water is left running. Clothes are worn only once, Etc.

    Here's the kicker: I'd go down to the basement when everyone went to bed to turn the lights off. I'd then slip into bed. I kid you not three minutes later I hear feet going downstairs. Then, a minute later, they return. I wait a while, go down, and lo and behold they're all on again. It's a vast, cool basement... and it's being lit for the ghosts... argh..

    Is waste in its severest and mildest forms a mental disorder?

    It's irrational. I get a plate of food I didn't pay for, eat a bite or two, and waste it. Totally sane of me. Might as well take three plates and waste them since it's rational. I'll leave every light on all the time as well.

    Either it's rational or irrational.

    Madness, I say.

    The term: "Waste not, want not" is surprisingly true.
    It's not a mental disorder, but it's grounds for disapproval. I think it may be best to talk with them and get them to understand their actions and make changes to their behavior.
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    Re: Is waste a mental disorder?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    I understand it's an odd question but please hear me out.

    In our home my cousins take a plate of food for dinner.

    They take 2-3 spoonfuls.

    Garbaged.

    Then an hour later they do it again.

    It's frustrating, really. They aren't paying for the food, yet they and certain others waste... constantly. We buy $150 in food... $80 or so feeds the garbage can. It doesn't stop at food. They leave many hot lightbulbs on in the basement when no one is in the room. Sometimes throughout the night. And in the main bathroom 16 of the hot lightbulbs are turned on to the brightest setting throughout the night.

    Water is left running. Clothes are worn only once, Etc.

    Here's the kicker: I'd go down to the basement when everyone went to bed to turn the lights off. I'd then slip into bed. I kid you not three minutes later I hear feet going downstairs. Then, a minute later, they return. I wait a while, go down, and lo and behold they're all on again. It's a vast, cool basement... and it's being lit for the ghosts... argh..

    Is waste in its severest and mildest forms a mental disorder?

    It's irrational. I get a plate of food I didn't pay for, eat a bite or two, and waste it. Totally sane of me. Might as well take three plates and waste them since it's rational. I'll leave every light on all the time as well.

    Either it's rational or irrational.

    Madness, I say.

    The term: "Waste not, want not" is surprisingly true.
    The only thing mentally wrong here is that you haven't thrown these mother****ers out yet.
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    Re: Is waste a mental disorder?

    It's part of the mental disorder to be cured by environmental awareness. You see, these people treat stuff the same way they treat their life; it's only worth a bite or two, and if they are only worth a bite or two then what can a plate of food be worth... nothing. They know the price, but not the value.

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    Re: Is waste a mental disorder?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    I understand it's an odd question but please hear me out.

    In our home my cousins take a plate of food for dinner.

    They take 2-3 spoonfuls.

    Garbaged.

    Then an hour later they do it again.

    It's frustrating, really. They aren't paying for the food, yet they and certain others waste... constantly. We buy $150 in food... $80 or so feeds the garbage can. It doesn't stop at food. They leave many hot lightbulbs on in the basement when no one is in the room. Sometimes throughout the night. And in the main bathroom 16 of the hot lightbulbs are turned on to the brightest setting throughout the night.

    Water is left running. Clothes are worn only once, Etc.

    Here's the kicker: I'd go down to the basement when everyone went to bed to turn the lights off. I'd then slip into bed. I kid you not three minutes later I hear feet going downstairs. Then, a minute later, they return. I wait a while, go down, and lo and behold they're all on again. It's a vast, cool basement... and it's being lit for the ghosts... argh..

    Is waste in its severest and mildest forms a mental disorder?

    It's irrational. I get a plate of food I didn't pay for, eat a bite or two, and waste it. Totally sane of me. Might as well take three plates and waste them since it's rational. I'll leave every light on all the time as well.

    Either it's rational or irrational.

    Madness, I say.

    The term: "Waste not, want not" is surprisingly true.
    Have you tried smacking them in the back of the head to break loose some common sense?

    Or mayber give them the bill for the waste.

    That would stop it right quick.

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    Re: Is waste a mental disorder?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    It's not a mental disorder, but it's grounds for disapproval. I think it may be best to talk with them and get them to understand their actions and make changes to their behavior.
    Please, read what Wake writes next:

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    In that light it can be seen as a horrid habit..

    I forgot to mention they also buy cans just to waste them, seriously.

    With the clothes, my adult male cousins wear them once and then throw them out.
    Now, who in the right mind would trow his/her clothes after wearing them once?!
    I don't know what exactly the disorder is but these guys need to see a doctor.

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    Re: Is waste a mental disorder?

    Sounds like it's time to lay down the law.... they kick in 50% of the food bill, they can throw all of their 50% out if they want, they paid for it. They also pay 50% of the electric bill. They don't like it? There's the door - happy trails!
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