“One of the things you don’t know about money is that it is covered in human skin.”

One of Archie McPhee’s more popular items: handerpants, underpants for your hands.

No, Director of Awesome at Archie McPhee, I did not know that.  I did not know that at all.  Nor did I know how bad human skin smells when it starts to decompose:

“One of the things you don’t know about money is that it is covered in human skin,” says Wahl. “So as it gets hot out, it basically starts smelling like human flesh.” The stench of the dead, rotting skin was overpowering, and any time the shredded money had to be dealt with, workers had to wear ventilator masks and gloves. Eventually, they were able to sell the reeking bails back to the original buyer at a steep loss.

I suddenly feel as though my life has been devoid of all meaning.  I mean, sure, we can’t all work for a weird novelty company, but after reading this, I am asking myself why I’m not.