Indlu kaSpencer Harris'Menlo Park yayigcwele udonga eludongeni. Kwakukho iimfumba kwiifayile namaphepha eshishini lakhe namawaka amaphephandaba achazwe ngocoselelo; ihempe ezininzi zijinga kumsonto weempahla phezu kwebhedi yakhe.



UHarris wazibiza ngokuba yi-accumulator, abahlobo bakhe batsho, kodwa abaninzi banokumbiza ngokuba ngumgcini.

Ndandisazi ukuba (umnini-mhlaba okanye abasemagunyeni) bangena, bekuya kuba sisiphelo sikaSpencer, ngenxa yokuba wayehlaselwe, watsho ummelwane wakhe ophantsi kunye nomhlobo uLynn Huidekoper. Wayenxunguphele ixesha elide umntu ebona ifulethi.





Uloyiko lukaHarris lwaqondwa ngoMeyi xa amapolisa angena kwindlu yakhe ngelixa wayengaphandle kwedolophu. Ufumene isaziso sokukhupha iiyure ezingama-24 kwaye wanyanzelwa ukuba ahlele izinto eziqokelelwe ngaphezulu kweminyaka engamashumi amathathu-izinto azibiza ngokuba bubuntu bam.

Ngaphantsi kweveki kamva, uHarris oneminyaka engama-74 ubudala wasweleka ngokuzibulala. Ngoku abahlobo bakhe kunye nosapho bayabuza ukuba kwakutheni ukuze asuswe kwindlu yakhe ngokukhawuleza kwaye bafuna iindlela zoomasipala abanokusebenza ngempumelelo ngakumbi nabasebenzi abanjengoHarris.



Kufuneka kuqwalaselwe ngakumbi ngamasebe amapolisa esixeko kunye norhulumente wesixeko, utshilo umntakwabo Harris, uWes. Ukuba badibana ne-hoarder, kufuneka bafumane ingcali yezempilo yengqondo ebandakanyekayo kwangoko.

UHarris wayequqa iPeet's Coffee & Tea kwiSanta Cruz Avenue eMenlo Park. Wayenokufunyanwa apho phantse yonke imihla ephethe imfumba yezinto ezifundwayo kunye nesixhobo esibalaselisayo esandleni, encokola nabanye abantu abaqhelekileyo. Abahlobo bathi wayesaziwa ngokuthanda kwakhe inkululeko kunye nemibuzo ecingisisiweyo anokuthi ayibuze malunga neentsapho zabantu.



Wahlala kwiflethi yakhe kwibhloko ye-800 ye-Roble Avenue iminyaka engama-27 kwaye wayephila ngokupapasha uluhlu lwesiqingatha sonyaka lwabaphicothi-zincwadi olubizwa ngokuba ngubani oPhicotha eMelika. Wayekhuthele, ekhwela ibhayisekile yakhe ejikeleza idolophu yaye ethatha ikhefu rhoqo.

UHarris wayekolunye kolo hambo ekuqaleni kukaMeyi, endwendwela umhlobo wakhe eCancun, eMexico, xa ummelwane wabona amaphephandaba kunye neeleta zigcwala ngaphandle komnyango kaHarris. Umphathi weflethi wacela amapolisa ukuba aqinisekise ukuba uHarris uphilile.



Esazi ukuba uHarris uya kukhathazeka ngabantu abangena kwigumbi lakhe, u-Huidekoper uthe uxelele amagosa kunye nomphathi wendlu ukuba uyaphila kwaye uphilile, kwaye usekhefini. Uthe utsalele umnxeba uHarris kodwa amagosa ala ukuyithatha kuye ifowuni. Isithethi samapolisa aseMenlo Park uNicole Acker uluchasile olo hlobo lweziganeko, efunda kwingxelo yamapolisa ethi uHuidekoper nguye owala ukunika amapolisa umnxeba.

Nokuba kunjalo, amapolisa angena kwigumbi lakhe, afumanisa ukuba ikwimeko embi kwaye alithumela ityala kwiGosa lokuNyanzeliswa kweKhowudi uLiz Fambrini, utshilo u-Acker. UFambrini wabona indawo yokuhlala ngoMeyi 11 kwaye wafumana inkitha yokuphulwa kwekhowudi yezempilo kunye nokhuseleko, kubandakanya iingozi zomlilo ezibeka abanye abaqeshi emngciphekweni, utshilo u-Acker.



UFambrini wabeka uphawu kumnyango wangaphambili weflethi evakalisa ukuba akukhuselekanga ukungena kwaye wanika uHarris iiyure ezingama-24 ukuba ahambe.

(UHarris) uvumile ukuba ayinakuhlala, utshilo uAcker. Wayelungile, akazange akhathazeke okanye nantoni na. Waqonda, wavuma.

Kwakungekho nkxalabo malunga nempilo yakhe yengqondo, wongeze watsho.

Umnini wesakhiwo eso wamisela uHarris ngepod yokugcina kunye nabasebenzi abaqeshiweyo ukuba bamncede ahlele izinto zakhe. UHarris wahlala nomhlobo kangangeentsuku ezimbalwa emva koko wafudukela kwiMermaid Inn Motel eMenlo Park.

Ngomhla we-17 kuMeyi, uHarris waqhuba waya ePalo Alto Baylands waza wazidubula emotweni yakhe, umntakwabo kunye nabahlobo bakhe bathi. Kwinqaku lokuzibulala, wathi ukuchithwa kwezinto zakhe kumthumele kwi-depression spin.

Izinto zam, siSazisi sam, uHarris wabhala nge-imeyile. Ndiphelelwe ngamandla okwenza izigqibo zoHlulo/zokuphosa. Ininzi yonke into iya kwi-dempster Dumpster. Uphelelwe yimali, udiniwe kakhulu, udiniwe kakhulu ukuba ungaqhubeki.

Ukuba wayengenaso esi siganeko kwindlu yakhe ngesaphila namhlanje, watsho umhlobo wakhe uJames Goodell. Andikwazi kuzibamba kodwa ndicinga ukuba kukothuka kwesi sehlo okuthe kwamtyhalela ecaleni.

U-Acker uthe akuyi kufaneleka ukuphawula ngendima yesiganeko sokunyanzeliswa kwekhowudi ekufeni kukaHarris.

Lityala elilusizi, libali elilusizi, utshilo. Senze into ebekufanele siyenze ngokwempilo nokhuseleko, kuba ibingamchaphazeli nje. Yayichaphazela bonke abanye abaqashi kwindawo yokuhlala.

Ukutya kunye nempilo yengqondo

Ingcali ye-Hoarding uMichael Tompkins - umbhali-mbhali we-Digging Out: Ukunceda Othandekayo Wakho uLawula i-Clutter, i-Hoarding kunye ne-Compulsive Acquiring - uthe akufanele kucingelwa ngokuzenzekelayo ukuba i-hoarding ibeka ityala xa umntu onengxaki ezibulala. Nangona kunjalo, kukho unxibelelwano olucacileyo phakathi kokuziphatha kunye neminye imiba yempilo yengqondo, njengokudakumba, utshilo.

Ngelixa uHarris esenokuba wayengazazi, zikho izibonelelo zabagcini, ukusukela kuncedo olusemthethweni ukuya kwiiseshoni zonyango lweqela, ngokutsho kwamagosa ezempilo yengqondo asekhaya. Iinzame zikwaqhuba ukuhlanganisa amagosa onyanzeliso lwekhowudi kunye neengcali zempilo yengqondo ukuze kuxoxwe ngezona ndlela zilungileyo zokujongana neemeko zokubamba imali.

Kusuku nje olunye emva kokuthumela isaziso sokugxotha kumnyango kaHarris, uFambrini waya kwindibano yokuqala yeSan Mateo County Hoarding Task Force, utshilo u-Alan noLinda Merrifield, ababalekayo. www.hoarders.org ngombutho wabo, iPeninsula Community Services. AbakwaMerrifields bathi iFambrini iye yabandakanyeka kwimisebenzi emininzi yabasebenzi kwaye inamava ekusingatheni iimeko zokuhombisa.

UTompkins, owayesisithethi esiphambili kwiSimpoziyam yeNqila yaseSan Mateo, ukhuthaza indlela yokunciphisa ingozi ekuqokeleleni imali. Esikhundleni sokuzama ukucima yonke indlu ye-hoarder, enokukhokelela ekubuyeleni, u-Tompkins uthi eyona nto ibalulekileyo kukugxila ekususeni iingozi zokhuseleko ngelixa uvumela abantu ukuba baphile ngendlela abafuna ngayo.

Kukho iindlela zokumodareyitha kunye nokunciphisa umngcipheko ... kwaye ungaqhubeli abantu kwiimeko ezinobungozi okanye utshabalalise ubomi babantu, uvumile u-Eduardo Vega, umlawuli olawulayo woMbutho weMpilo yeNgqondo yaseSan Francisco, eneziko elizinikele kwimiba egciniweyo.

Iingcali zeHoarding zithi yinto engaqhelekanga ukuba umntu asuswe ekhayeni lakhe ngesaziso sosuku olunye.

Kwiimeko ezininzi, ipropati ixakeke, kodwa ayikhuselekanga kangangokuba kufuneka ivalwe ngokukhawuleza, utshilo uChris Rodriguez, umphathi weenkonzo zempilo kunye neSan Mateo County yeeNkonzo zoKhuseleko lwaBadala.

Abahlobo bakaHarris, okwangoku, bafuna ukubona utshintsho lomgaqo-nkqubo eMenlo Park. UGoodell uthe isixeko kufuneka sibambe ityala phambi kokuba nabani na avalelwe ngaphandle kwekhaya lakhe ngenxa yokwaphulwa kwekhowudi. Izaziso ezifana naleyo ifunyenwe nguHarris kufuneka ibandakanye ulwazi malunga nendlela yokubhena kwisigqibo segosa lonyanzeliso lwekhowudi, wongeze watsho.

U-Huidekoper uceba ukuthatha ibali likaHarris kwiBhunga leSixeko saseMenlo Park.

Asinakuzibeka ityala, watsho. Yintlekele, kwaye indlela yam yokuyiphatha kukwenza amapolisa kunye nabanini-mhlaba babe novelwano kolu kuphazamiseka.

Thumela i-imeyile kuDiana Samuels dsamuels@dailynewsgroup.com .

INKONZO YESIKHUMBUZO
Inkonzo yesikhumbuzo kaSpencer Harris iya kuqhubeka kwiCawa yaseMenlo Park Presbyterian ngoJulayi 21 ngo-7:30 ebusuku.

Iminikelo kwimbeko kaHarris inokwenziwa kwiSierra Club, 85 Second St., San Francisco, CA 93105, okanye kwiSan Francisco Symphony, 201 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102

INDLELA YOKUFUMANA UNCEDO
Ukufumana uncedo ngokuqokelela imali, ndwendwela iwebhusayithi yeeNkonzo zoLuntu kuPeninsula ku www.hoarders.org . Iwebhusayithi ibandakanya iinkcukacha zoqhagamshelwano zeengcali zempilo yengqondo, abaququzeleli abaqeqeshiweyo kunye noncedo lwezomthetho kwabo banokujongana nokukhutshwa.




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