Had an old fella tell me to NEVER, EVER use my fingers to pick up primers spilled on the reloading bench. After tiring of the tweezers, I broke the old man's rule a few years back. Still have not had one fail to go off becuase I touched it!
That primer going through the wash and still working is a good story, though! I wish the pay check I left in my shirt pocket farred as well!