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People Note What Items Become Weird If You Own Too Many

People Note What Items Become Weird If You Own Too Many

There's a difference between collecting something and having wayyyy too many of something.

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The difference being collecting is always looking for more items with slight variation, and owning too much of something is bordering on hoarding. But then there's the question of what item it is. When does it go a step beyond hoarding?

Reddit user TheJudge47 asked the internet:

What innocent item gets weird if you own too much of it?

Here were the spine-tingling answers.

A Saga

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My mother has an obsession with anything green, has had a lime green ford fiesta with the license plate reading kermet and has 100s of kermet the frog items, constantly purchasing anything green and has colored her hair green. This all started when I was 11 and painted my room lime green to rebel against her... she loved it and soon painted the master room to match.

I used to work as a dog walker and saved up money to paint my room, when my mom left for a work trip she had pre-ok'd with my dad to help paint my room either a lavender and white color scheme or a blue and grey room. I immediately wanted lime green and lemon yellow. (I know god awful, I don't remember why 11 year old me wanted to rebel) My father didn't see a problem with switching colours or think he would get in shit if it wasn't pre approved by my mother. So we spent that week painting 3 walls green and one wall yellow, as well he helped me paint the base and roof trimming to paint it the opposing colour (green walls had yellow trim, yellow wall had green trim, including around the door frames) let me tell you my dad loved the bright colours so much he painted our 2 car garage the same day with those colours. Let me tell you when my mom came home she went bat shit crazy, I thought I was going to die, my dad was in the dog house for a whole week too. But my mom went along with it and started making me blankets, pillows and painted my furniture green and yellow. After this she decided with the leftover paint they were going to paint the master bedroom green. I got sick of it very quick and begged for it to be changed but I wasn't allowed, I had to live with this terrible mess I made. Later that year we had to move provinces and when my parents traded in their cars my mom went with the lime green Ford Fiesta, my father bought her Kermit seat covers because her friends said the car reminded them of Kermit the frog. After about 6 months my mom got the license plate 'Kermet' and yes spelt wrong because 'Kermit' was already taken. From then on out, everyone in our family bought my mom Kermit the frog stuff whenever they saw it and my mom keeps it in her China cabinet and around the house. The green hair came about because she's always had short hair and she bleached it to white and then put blue in it. Soon enough she tried to bleach the blue out and it became green and she loved it. Crazy hair stuck around for about 2 years but now it's brown. Also we are in Canada and no, none of the tagged ladies are my mother, but she is probably just as crazy and loveable as all of them. If I can find pictures from my childhood I will link pictures.

Me Hungry

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Furbies. Then and especially now.

Why Do You Have...So...Many?

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Urns filled with the ashes of cremated people on your fireplace mantle.

Write It Down

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Notebooks. There's a youtube video of some dude's house, HumanBeing151 is his name, where a big room and closet is filled with thousands and thousands of notebooks, which have all been filled out with ramblings of how awesome he thinks P. Diddy is.

Dude is f-cking insane.

Sandra Bullock Is Somewhere, Creeped Out

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VHS copies of Speed.

Is This Self-Esteem?

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Self Portraits, Imagine going over to a friends house only to find hundreds of pictures of themselves lined up against the walls.

How Many Missed Calls?

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Cell phones. 1- Completely normal 2- Maybe one is for work 3- getting weird 4+ - definitely drug dealer

Grand Master

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I bought one for my wife.

She later inherited one.

We have two pianos in our living room. It's weird.

...Or You Work In Theater

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Condoms... A few boxes and you're responsible, hundreds of boxes and it gets weird.


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There's a quest in Morrowind where you have to kill some rats in a lady's house. As you go in she remarks "oh, I hope they didn't get into my good pillows." Then as you're traversing this lady's house, you find she has tons and tons of pillows. Not even on furniture, she has them on shelves and in chestst. She has piles of them just laying around. She's clearly not keeping them because they're comfortable, b-tch is just obsessed with pillows.

So Pillows.

Things Get A Little Hairy

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Human hair. And basically the only socially acceptable place to keep it is on your own head.

Pachyderm Parade

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My mum started collecting elephants a few years ago, there must be around 300-400 elephants in her house now. Big ones, little ones, elephants everywhere. Walking round her house makes me cringe.

Now I know where I got my madness from.

Cola Creed

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Coca Cola decorations. I went over to a friend's house one time and their entire house was decked out in Coca Cola themed products. Chairs. Tables. Drapes. You name it. It was bizarre. They also had a whole wall dedicated to Elvis.

Living Episodes Of The Twilight Zone

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I currently work from home as a personal shopper and there is this one customer we have that is constantly shopping for reborn dolls. For those that don't know what those are it's baby dolls that are super realistic and pretty creepy IMO. Anyway, one day I'm bored and decided to Google her name to see if anything came up. Well, I found a Facebook profile with her name and a cover photo/profile pic of her sitting with a bunch of these new born dolls and a giant purple cursive text that says, "My babies." Every time she comes back that picture always comes to mind and it sends a shiver down my spine because those dolls creep me out so much.

The Legend of English Muffin Man

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My cousin doesn't like to go food shopping, and he only eats certain things at home (for lunch and dinner he goes out a lot). For instance, he only likes to eat English muffins for breakfast. He's eaten English muffins for breakfast every morning for YEARS. He uses that spray butter for a "topping". So, if you open up his freezer, it is loaded with English muffins. Like it's literally the only thing in there. In neat piles. The fridge consists of beer, a Britta pitcher, and the crisper drawer filled with bottles of spray butter. You wouldn't think it's weird but if you see it in's weird. When he finally does go food shopping to replenish his supply, he literally buys all of the English muffins on the shelf. Apparently one time the stock person saw him taking all the packages and gasped "oh my GOD. You're the guy!" Like he was an urban legend. The legend of English muffin man.


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Pictures of the same person. This weird motherf-cker for example. His comment signature has changed now (apparently he's now obsessed with Ariana Grande instead of Katy Perry and "only" has about 500 gigabytes of pictures and video of her), but it used to be this. That says 1.419 TB, with a T, as in terabytes. 2 insane-level collections of pictures just of celebrities he thinks are hot. And the switch to Ariana is pretty recent, I checked him out just a few months ago and he was still worshipping Katy Perry then, so 500 gigs in just a couple months is pretty "impressive".

These Are My Friends

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Cardboard cutouts. It's okay if you have one or two as a decoration, but when you have like 50 of them all in a room it's pretty weird, especially if you talk to them.

Clang Clang

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Cutlery. This is more of a personal gripe because my parents decide to buy 3-4 completely different sets of cutlery with all different styles, it gets super weird when you take a look in the drawer for a knife to butter a slice of bread and find some weirdly decorated clown knives mixed in with other multi-coloured knives each with their own blade style, the rest of my family does the same and i get weirded out when eating because everyone else is wielding some sort of pride themed utensil.


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Literally anything. If you have a sh-tload of bananas in your house. Like wall to wall bananas. I'm gonna think you're weird. But I'll still eat one.

Penny For Your Thoughts

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Pennies. Like, who has pennies? Not like, one hundred or two hundred, but thousands. Millions. Just jingling everywhere you go, smelling the room with your copper and zinc scent, and all the people in town are like 'there goes ole' jingling joe! With his f-cking pennies." Don't think about it too much, but pennies are weird.

Historical Events So Ridiculous They Sound Made Up

A Redditor asked: 'What’s an event in history that is so ridiculous it sounds fake?'

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We've probably all heard some variation of the saying "Truth is stranger than fiction."

Real life isn't just strange, it can also be downright ridiculous.

History is riddled with moments of absurdity.

So ridiculous that people have a hard time believing real life is, well, really real.

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Life is all about learning new things, including learning new things about the people in your life. Sometimes, the things you learn are shocking, disgusting, or even scary.

I was the new kid in town when I was in fifth grade and my first friend was this quiet (and cute) boy in my class. He and I remained friends through middle school, and even though we drifted apart in high school, our interactions when we ran into each other in the halls or the cafeteria were really nice.

All throughout school and even beyond, he remained quiet, polite, and reserved. Just a few years ago, I read a news article written about him. He had apparently fatally wounded his father after an argument.

I had to reread the article several times to make sure it was really about my old friend. I think about it a lot, and still can't believe it!

I'm not the only one that has a shocking story like that. A lot of Redditors learned shocking or scary things about people from their childhood, and are ready to share.

It all started when Redditor ValuableHovercraft90 asked:

"What's the scariest thing you have found out about someone from your childhood (old friends, teachers, etc)?"

So Creepy

"That the boy who lived across the street and moved when I was 6 is still obsessed with me and my sister 30+ years later and posts ramblings on Facebook with our names and that he's going to be with us. Pretty terrifying honestly."

– mrscrawfish

The Worst List

"A neighbour died when he was 30. Police searched a trailer he owned and found weapons, bombs and a list of people he wanted to kill. My uncle was on that list."

– Flashy_Somewhere_648

"I'm glad this ended the way it did."

– CreepyCandidate4449


"One of my best friends (and locker partner) from high school was kidnapped by terrorists in Iraq. After a nightmare of 6+ months, all went silent. We buried an empty casket in his memory 10 years later."

– francois_du_nord

"This is horrifying. How incredibly sad for family to never get any closure. Very sad to read this. :("

– fizzycherryseltzer

"About 15 years ago my dad received a very good offer for work in Iraq, as a construction specialist. He was considering going, since at the same time the financial crisis started in Europe, but then one of his friends, a civil engineer, was kidnapped. Never returned back either."

– 19lgkrn70

"Same thing for my dad old coworker told him how great the money was. Dude got sniped working on a radio tower or something. My dad luckily was like, "I got a wife and family that would kill me for doing something so dangerous.""

– tristanjones

End Of The Friendship

"One of my dad's good friends, and my "uncle", just stopped coming around one day. I was told he was always busy with work, away, etc."

"Turns out, he killed 3 people in a drug deal gone bad and got life in prison."

"What's scary, is that we were over at his house for a weekend BBQ with a bunch of people earlier in the day of the night he did it, and it happened at his house."

– pnwking509

School Friends

"Don't know if it was scary, but I grew up with a kid whose birthday was the day before mine so we almost always shared birthdays in elementary school. We were friends, even spent the night at his house growing up. Later on in our teens, he started getting into some really dark stuff. I recognize that now as his being a sociopath, but like most everybody else at the time, figured it was just him going through some kind of emo phase. Over the years, we lost touch but I would occasionally run into him around town and our meetings were cordial, if not friendly."

"Last year, he was sentenced to 35 years in prison for killing a man back in 1993, roughly 3 years after we got out of High School. Apparently he, his sister and another man lured this guy out to the boonies and killed him to steal money he had gotten in an insurance settlement."

"The only reason they were caught is the other guy got religion, felt remorse and went on the local TV station and aired a confession before turning himself in (He got 25 to life)."

– 530_Oldschoolgeek

"A girl I went to school with did the same thing. She was the nicest girl, got good grades & was kind of a dork. Mixed with the wrong people after graduation. She and two others lured an old man into an abandoned building, stabbed him and robbed him. He later died from his wounds."

– HereF0rTheSnacks

The Worst Afternoon

"I had a friend in grade school who was being raised by her single dad. She had a unique name and pretty face. She never talked about her mom, and she was super outgoing, so all us kids just made friends with her quickly. It was weird her dad never brought her to our birthday parties, even though she was always invited, but we didn’t think much of it. A couple times, she was allowed to ride the bus home with me after school, and we played and had fun until her dad came to pick her up. Later in the school year, she invited me to ride the bus to her house, and my mom agreed. I was 10. It was the scariest afternoon of my young life. I cannot articulate the extreme tension in her home. We weren’t allowed to make any noise, and we mostly stayed outside, me desperate for my mom to arrive."

"Her dad screamed at us for opening the door, and I was too nervous to go into the house to use the restroom. I knew she was embarrassed that there were no snacks or comforting interactions, like at my house. I didn’t really tell anyone how uncomfortable the experience was. After that day, I didn’t hang out with her a lot. We were in different classes, drifted apart, and decades later, when my own daughter asked to go to a friend’s house, I thought about that girl."

"As an adult, I figured out her dad probably worked a night shift and tried to sleep during the day…or he was an alcoholic who was really angry. Maybe both? I looked her up on social media, and thanks to her unique name and face, I recognized her immediately. She’s a perfectly well-adjusted woman with a beautiful family. She even had pictures of her kids with her dad and tributes to him as the greatest father and grandpa. Her whole page made me wonder what the hell I experienced that afternoon in the 4th grade?"

– OlderAndTired

School Is Supposed To Be Safe!

"In our school, we had something called "de halte." In English, it means "the halt" literally translated. Basically time out. BIf you had a meltdown in class or you were just a little sh*thead, you were sent there for 15 minutes or so to cool off.

The de hatle teacher got fired and jailed for breaking 4 different wrists of 4 different students by bending them the wrong way..."

– Ok_Win7358

*Skin Crawling*

​"There was this classmate a grade below me but all grades shared the same drama class. She was weird and kind of "off." I tried to befriend her at one point and was rebuffed. It later came out that she was actually an almost 30-year-old woman who would show up in a new area claiming to be a 15-year-old runaway. Kind of freaked me out."


It turns out it was a good thing that the friendship didn't work out!