(This is a major customer oops, but she was nice about it and not at all sucky, even though she made a huge mess.)
This lady came in to do a bunch of laundry in one of our giant washers. After a while, she comes up to me and starts telling me she bought a hardcover Jane Fonda book to read during the drying cycle in case she got bored.
But then, she realized that she washed the book in the giant washer with all her clothes. I thought, okay, soggy book, kind of a bummer, and expressed my condolences.
"No," she said, kind of scared. "It's totally gone. There's nothing left of it and now my clothes are just covered with this white pulp!"
Sure enough, her clothes had a thin film of paper pulp on them and it was NOT coming off. The filters were clogged with paper pulp and she had also attempted drying them for a bit in hopes of drying the pulp off. The dryer lint vents were caked with liquified book.
That book completely disintegrated!!! It was a hardcover! I was shocked. We found only the wrinkled, chewed up spine and some plastic that had laminated the cover. There was Jane Fonda, smiling up at us from the mangled plastic.