Something really gross happened at work today.
I was ringing up a lady and she sits down on her walker. I think “oh, she must be tired from walking around the store”. That happens a lot with some of these ladies.
Then she took off her shoe. Again, I didn’t think too much of it. Something must be wrong with it or something must have been in it.
There certainly was something in it.
The lady moved the sole in her shoe, took out her ID from her shoe, and set it down.
This is the moment when the “hold on a minute” alarm went off in my head. If she just took her ID out from her shoe… Where was the form of money she was paying with coming from?
A moment later, she pulls her credit card out from her shoe. And I had to handle it.
Help, I’ve found something worse than bra money!
I made very sure to only handle her card with as little of my index finger and thumb as I possibly could. Then, the instant she was away from my register, I dumped a good amount of hand sanitizer on my hands—my fellow cashier is allergic to gluten, so we keep some on hand for her sake.
That’s just nasty. I don’t care how worried you are about purse snatchers, don’t keep your money in your shoe! That is seriously unsanitary and who knows if you’ve got Athlete’s Foot or something! Or, you know, all that dirt/dust/other various things you step in all day! And foot sweat!
If you are seriously so scared of people taking your money from you, get one of those wallets that hook onto your pants or something! Something that doesn’t get sweat or other nasty things on it.
I’m not even a germaphobe here. This is something that is seriously gross and you shouldn’t even think of doing it out of consideration for your fellow human beings.
Ugh, so gross.