On the heels of last Tuesday's blog about an obsessive young woman, I saw another segment on that same episode of Anderson that has prompted today's posting.
An older retired couple were guests who proudly talked about their 5000+ collection of Cabbage Patch dolls. They were firm in calling them 'kids' as dolls are inanimate objects. OK?!...
They live in an 800 square feet mobile home themselves. However their beloved 'kids' live in a permanent, climate-controlled extension that is about 6000 square feet!
You might think that this couple's collection comes from a strong desire to be parents, sublimating their love for a baby to child-like objects, as they were unable to fulfil this need biologically. However this couple has a grown daughter who was sitting with her parents on that sound stage, looking very embarrassed, rolling her eyes a lot.
I'll avoid further phycho-analytical mumbo jumbo and say that I think people can go to far with anything, even in the pursuit of retro or vintage pleasures. Please excuse my judgemental slant on this.
People can be darn weird sometimes! It makes for great TV and fodder for the water cooler!