I just went out to the garage to pull a load of laundry out of the dryer and I discovered 4 earthworms on the garage floor. It's been really rainy the last few days and a lot of our backyard is standing water - I'm not sure how the worms managed to get into the garage, but it makes a certain amount of sense. However, their prognosis is not good if they continue to hang out there.
Anyways, thinking all this, I decided to rescue the worms and I found a scrap of paper to scoop them up with. As I tried to get the first worm onto the paper and was getting frustrated with how hard it was, I suddenly remembered.
Worms don't bother me. They are not gross, not scary, and won't make my hands dirty or smelly when I grab the clean laundry.
So I just picked them up and tossed them outside to relatively dry piece of lawn.