When you finally tackle that mountain of dishes, and you encounter nasty, moldy dishes, choose to be impressed rather than grossed out. Each moldy dish is a work of art and a science lesson all rolled into one. Observe the colors, the textures, the growth patterns. There's your standard green and black, but is that a blue mold under there? Did you ever notice how much more mold is formed when another dish is on top, keeping the moisture in? Or how moldy fruit smells like wine, but moldy vegetables smell like farts? It's fascinating!
(It has to be. Otherwise, it's depressing.)