When Glen Rock resident Jay Reilly rushed into Kilroy's Wonder Market in early October to grab lunch before a conference call, he barely noticed the guy in the Kilroy's shirt with the bad haircut and thick glasses. He figured the guy was just a new manager on the daytime shift.
That all changed when the employee began berating a young man on line at the register who had dropped several oranges but would not pick them up. The young man said he wasn't trying to be difficult. He hurriedly explained his condition: mysophobia, a disorder that renders him excessively fearful of germs. Because the oranges had hit the floor and were contaminated with germs, he simply could not touch them.