A SUPERMARKET worker has revealed the disgusting habit she wishes customers would stop doing at the checkout.
The woman revealed she sees customers do it every day, and begged them to stop.
The supermarket worker was ‘disgusted’ by the habit she constantly sees customers doCredit: Alamy
Sharing her thoughts on the habit with Leicestershire Live, the anonymous woman revealed how many customers put money or lottery tickets in their mouth.
She urged shoppers to ‘please drop’ the habit as she sees it every day at work.
The woman even claimed to see customers lick banknotes before handing them over.
Now she’s lost her patience with customers over the ‘disgusting’ technique.
She said she finds it incredibly unhygienic, even if it’s in their mouths for just a few moments.
Shockingly, there have been some cases staff are forced to decline damp notes in favour of dry ones or a bank card.
One of the fears is that putting them in your mouth before handing them over to staff members could spread Coronavirus.
“So why do customers think it’s okay for them to do this to us? If any customers complain about this and want to speak to a manager, my managers will back us 100 per cent.
“Please drop this disgusting habit for good.”
Paper money is thought to be dirtier and carries more bacteria than a toilet seat, even experts have warned against not putting it in your mouth.
A recent study commissioned by money.co.uk found 19 different bacteria on a variety of UK coins and notes.
These included two potentially life-threatening bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Enterococcus faecium (VRE)
Dr Paul Matewele, professor of microbiology at London Met, who led the team carrying out the research, said people with compromised immune systems could be most at risk from handling dirty money.
Visiting people in hospital who might be vulnerable to infection, after handling money could unknowingly transfer bacteria which is resistant to antibiotics.
She was sick of seeing customers put lottery tickets in her houseCredit: Alamy
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