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Dr_Funkenstein Donating Member (128 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:41 PM
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As My Wife Shreaks in Terror, I Let the Little Guy Outside...
She looked at me as if I were a mutant, or one of those odd psychopaths on the hour long cop-dramas on TV. You know, the guy who collects Tic-Tacs, or spells things with paper clips.

He was just a little guy, dark chocolate brown, kinda fuzzy, with a bright green spot on his butt. He was hungry, and no doubt searching for another insect beneath him on the food chain. He wasn't harming anyone; in fact, he was doing us a favor. To my wife, however, he was the most vile of 8-legged behemoths, and must be destroyed. I added confusion to my wife's terror-salad, like sprinkling that last touch of sunflower seeds, or tomatoes. She gazed at me as if I were morphing into spider...much like the one I was carefully scooping up...and placing outside.

Unless it's one of the dynamic duo (Recluse/Widow), I leave them alone.

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LaurenG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:46 PM
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1. Good for you
We take all the bugs outside too. :7
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Dr_Funkenstein Donating Member (128 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:52 PM
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2. Good...
I thought I was alone there.

By the way, I spelled "spider" with paper clips, and used a Tic-Tac to dot the "I" with.
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:57 PM
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3. I'm with you - black widows must die
but all others get to live. Unless they are in the shower/tub with me. Those guys go down the drain.
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stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:02 PM
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4. you get them in the shower too ?!?
omg it's horrifying if I've forgotten to check and then I close my eyes a while to do my hair.. and then look down.. :scared:

But other than then I respect the spiders.
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:13 PM
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5. I got a huge black widow in my shower last year
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 07:14 PM by Beaverhausen
you really can't get any more vulnerable than when you are naked in the shower.

It was crawling up the outside of the shower curtain, and I just happened to catch a glimpse of one of it's legs coming over the top as I leaned my head back to wet my hair.

This was the hugest spider I had ever seen, aside from tarantulas. And how do you kill a spider when it is sitting on a shower curtain? You don't...you get your boyfriend to go to the store to get some RAID. (I know, I hate the stuff but I'm not kidding this thing was HUGE)

Most spiders I see now pale in comparison, and really don't scare me like that one did!
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stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:26 PM
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6. you. are. lucky.
Have you seen the gory pictures of what happens to people who got bit? I wanna barf just thinking about it.
The ones I have once in a while are big BIG spiders but I think they're harmless.. anyway I've learned to check every inch of the shower every day now! :o
I hope you don't have black widows ever EVER again.
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