thanks to a little gentle prompting by the lovely kate over at a sweet disorder, i spent a good chunk of my evening eating pierogies and watching episodes after episodes of MTV’s true life. i don’t have cable, and i had NO IDEA that there was such an amazing trove of free trash tv just waiting to be mined. next thing, you’ll be telling me that i can get toddlers & tiaras on hulu.
but anyway, sandwiched in between “i’m addicted to porn” and “i’m losing my hair“, i of course dug right the hell into “i’m a compulsive shopper“. wow, could they possibly find 2 worse human beings? so much ed hardy! so many polyester wigs! i have to say that watching this episode made the part of me that was worried about being a compulsive shopper a few weeks ago feel a lot better. i have never maxed out a credit card, never not paid my rent, never had my bedroom furniture repossessed, and certainly never stolen money from anyone (let alone my MS suffering mother) so that i could go buy hooker boots at the mall. seriously, even if you don’t have a shopping problem, watching this program will make you feel like a better person.
after the glitter coated tanorexic skank fest settled a bit (although you really do have to lay some blame on a father who consents to help his 18 year old daughter pay for her BOOB JOB), there actually was a small amount of useful information floating at the bottom of the barrel with the juicy sweatsuits and strip club desk jobs. it reminded me that there’s a group out there called debtor’s anonymous, that’s like AA for people who spend beyond their means. i was relieved to find out that i don’t meet the 8 out of 15 question requirement on their “do you have a debt problem?” quiz. but regardless, they had some interesting & useful information on their website on recovering from debt- whether you have a big problem, or not. sadly, not even DA couldn’t help these vapid tramps. but there’s no way you’re not already a better person, so i feel confident in saying that there’s real hope.