Some things that you should know:
- I work in a courthouse.
- We receive lots of mail.
- Prisoners and other crazies write us. A lot.
In the world of bioterrorism, I have to have the hazmat response to make sure that we weren't dealing with something I would be in quarantine for...So, enter the person scan, the tests, etc. All of this is BEFORE they translate the letter and see what's in the baggies.
Come to find, the baggies contain cheek swabs on Q-tips for DNA testing so that the individual can be exonorated.
On the upside, I don't have to wear the collar of shame, I didn't have a scalding shower or a delousing.