This is gonna need more than a little arm grease....
Cleanliness is next to Godliness. That is what every good grandma will tell you and Joan Crawford! Having to clean is a constant, annoying chore and for some..."It's a Living." Sometimes life is cruel and we come across forms of filth that must be eradicated; they leave an emotional scar. These things that are too grotesque to words. The times we come across those findings the only answers are... "There isn't enough money in the world and just sell the house, no burn it down! "
Redditor u/stickbugbitch wanted to hear some horror stories about actual filth by asking.... What's the worst thing you've ever had to clean up?
I'm going to Papa John's.Giphy
Worked at a Pizza Hut as a teenager. Some guy fished out a poo and put it in the liquid soap dispenser. The worst part was the realization that he couldn't wash his hands after doing this. KatzeeKat
The Smell of Youth.
A caretaker at kindergarten realized that the freezer wasn't on; someone must have accidentally turned it off somehow.
... and waited...
... and waited until they could wait no more. A week had passed when they remembered.
Suffice to say, the food was beyond gone and the smell was sickening. The kitchen was quarantined and no children were allowed in until I had finished. Lux_Obscura
I wanna switch it up from bodily fluids. I used to work at a supermarket, and one day, when me and the rest of the bag boys were bored, we were exploring the stockroom when we found a jar of mayonnaise tucked back in a hidden corner. It was expired by a year and a half. The ingredients had separated so that it looked kinda like a brain floating in a jar of dehydrated urine. I called one of the other guys back, said "check this out," and right as he rounded the corner, the jar slipped out of my hands and shattered, spraying him with the mayo.
The stench was overwhelming, like what people describe in skunkape sightings. It's what I imagined the stink bomb from Ed, Edd, and Eddy must've smelt like. The guy that got sprayed immediately ran to the bathroom and started vomiting, while the rest of us scattered through the store. I eventually had to come back and mop up the putrid mess with a wet dishrag wrapped around my face. kemosabi4
I caught my roommates dog eating a dead raccoon. It smelled terrible, but it smelled worse when it came back up later in our living room. ihatebeingkaren
My dog ate a skunk. Gave her skunky liquid projectile poops for 3 days, on top of the "I got sprayed," loveliness. Oz_Cricket
Grease is the Word.Giphy
Grease trap. I've cleaned up plenty of crap in my years of customer service, but cleaning out a clogged grease trap was the absolute worst. tgomkills
My best friend's dad shot himself in the face. He did it in the bedroom, and the closet door was wide open. When the coroner came in he told us that they would send out a crew first thing in the morning to take away and incinerate anything that was biohazardous, but pulled me aside and said that once they all left, he would pretend not to notice if someone not related to the deceased goes in and salvages what they can for best friend's mom because nearly all of her clothes would have been taken away.
So myself and a family friend went in in the dead of night and salvaged what we could, including the original Thomas Kinkade painting that was above their bed, and their wedding album which was on the side table, as well as whatever clothes that we thought we could save.
tl/dr brains. i cleaned up brains. titlewhore
I worked at a Walmart when I was 19. I was a cart pusher. There have been occasions where people leave a bunch of trash in their carts, but that's kind of expected honestly. What wasn't expected was this woman who left her baby's leaky diapers in the cart in the middle of July (Where it hits around 100F in the parking lots). When I told my supervisor about it I was only told 'why are you telling me, grab gloves and bring it to the back of the store and wash it quickly.'
Customers can be such crappy people... or at the least have crappy children, hue. BacentRekkes
The Red Trail.
A roommate had a bleeding peptic ulcer, and unfortunately did not make it to the toilet in time to throw up. The profuse blood trail from her bedroom to the bathroom was an absolute horror to discover when I got home from taking her to emergency department. I don't know how professional cleaners handle it! leopoldblooms
I came home after running some errands and had found that Roomba had spread my dogs diarrhea literally to every corner of my house. I had to mop up all the diarrhea and then spend several days drying out the Roomba so I could clean out the chunks of crap out from the wheels, filter, and brushes. I'll never leave Roomba on while I'm out of the house ever again. dominus83
Under the Sea.Giphy
Submarine duty... blew sanitations inboard while underwater you can't escape that smell of poop. CAL1MEDAD
Racism is an insidious, and unfortunately prevalent, force in all of our daily lives. Maybe we're on the receiving end of it, being treated differently and losing opportunities because of others' preconceived notions.
Or maybe we're on the other side of things. Even those who aren't actively racist or discriminatory still have to process the world through the filters of the things they've been told about people who are different.