This is a Special Snowflake story, but I thought the gross element was a bit much for that thread.
Oldest Dragonet works in the Home Goods section of a large retail store. She stocks and maintains the shelves of sheets, towels, bathroom accessories and so forth.
One of her duties is to repackage sheet sets that people have removed from the package.
I'm not sure why people do this - the packages are clear and one can clearly see the colour and pattern. The size and type (top or fitted) is clearly shown on the packaging.
Even if one just *had* to check the texture, the package could be opened and easily reclosed.
Pulling the whole sheet out is not needed, but people do it all the time.
So she has to refold them and put them back in the package. It's a tedious process since they have to be refolded exactly along the packaging lines. Sigh.
The other day she was repackaging a set of sheets which had been returned. They came - naturally - all crumpled up.
When she spread them out to fold them, she found...stains. And hairs.
She immediately bagged them and took them to the appropriate person.
Then she went and washed her hands - multiple times!!!!