does he scuttle?

April 25, 2018 1:13am CST
I love the word scuttle. But that is just a slice of random nothingness about me. So, I married a man who is petrified of spiders. My Husband married a woman who is terrified of spiders. You can imagine the conundrum when we first lived together and spied a spider. One of us had to buckle up and become a Man, and that one was none other than yours truly. I am the spider remover of the house. I am still very wary of spiders. Little tiny ones are cute. The variety with teeny-tiny bodies and long skinny legs are harmless. Big furry garage-living ones are nice to look at, but gruesomely menacing, although I imagine a conversation with one would reveal a happily solitary creature who just wants to be loved. Garden ones are pretty and photographic. But the large black house spiders are my enemy. Much like the big furry garage-living spider, they look gruesomely menacing. Unlike the big furry garage-living ones, they would - I imagine - make terrible conversationalists. One of these vile creatures was on the wall in my dressing-room this morning. I looked at him. He looked at me. I silently thanked him for not crawling out of my bra cup or my shoes, and for not setting up home in my cardigan, like his great-great-grandaddy did a few years ago. I'm rather proud of myself now for my lack of scream and my calm manner. I'm all grow'd up!
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@silvermist (20107)
• India
25 Apr
That sure is good that these days you have learned to deal with spiders without showing anybody your fear.
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25 Apr
Oh, I still show fear, but silently. :)
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@silvermist (20107)
• India
26 Apr
@Poppylicious So you act as if you are brave?
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26 Apr
@silvermist Yes! Ssshhh, tell no one.
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• Preston, England
25 Apr
good for you - I'm not worried by spiders unless they are the giant city crunching variety
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25 Apr
Just the name you've given them sounds ominous!
• Preston, England
25 Apr
@Poppylicious you don't want to find this one in the bathroom
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25 Apr
@arthurchappell Just when I was starting to think I could get on with spiders, you make me feast my eyes on that! *sigh*
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@Starmaiden (5155)
• Canada
25 Apr
I don't mind spiders or any insect while it is in its own natural habitat. But when it's in my house and doesn't offer to pay rent...I'll grab a shoe and leave the rest of the story to your imagination.
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25 Apr
Eugh! Some spiders are too big for that ... blood and guts everywhere!
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• Canada
25 Apr
@Poppylicious When a guy I met told me he was afraid of spiders I nearly choked trying to hold back my laughter....then he told me he is from Mexico! That explained it!
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25 Apr
@Starmaiden Well ... *crosses Mexico off the bucket list*
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@LadyDuck (152821)
• Switzerland
25 Apr
I fear the big furry black spiders, I think they can be dangerous. The long leg spiders that stay inside do not scare me. I usually grab them by one leg and put them outside.
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25 Apr
The big furry ones just look so evil. I think that's part of the problem!
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@LadyDuck (152821)
• Switzerland
25 Apr
@Poppylicious They look at you with malevolent eyes, I am pretty scared of those big ones.
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@id_peace (6226)
• Singapore
25 Apr
I like spiders and hate cockroaches so whenever One appear I will shout like a Viking and attack it
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25 Apr
This made me laugh. I must remember to shout like a Viking!
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@id_peace (6226)
• Singapore
25 Apr
Please do not do that with flying cockroaches
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@RasmaSandra (17047)
• Riga, Latvia
25 Apr
I am not really afraid of spiders but they do give me the creeps. My late husband taught me to stand up to them When they are the bigger furry kind like you describe he taught me to take an empty jar press it to the wall and put a piece of paper between wall and jar Then set jar upright with spider inside and holding paper on top take it outside and then dump spider far from the house.
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25 Apr
I generally do this, but didn't have time this morning. If it's still there later I'll send it into the garden. If it isn't there I'll spend the next few days vigorously shaking things before I wear/use them!
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25 Apr
Update! I sent the spider packing this evening. One glass, one piece of card and one little step ladder ... now he's in the garden. I even spoke to him, explaining my actions. I was ever-so nice. :)
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@xFiacre (4388)
• Ireland
25 Apr
@poppylicious Some can hide under the rim of a toilet that hasn't been flushed awhile, then when one parks one’s keister on it they come out and tickle one’s fancy. This is why one ought to flush first, then attend to the business of the moment before flushing once more.
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25 Apr
I have never met a spider in the toilet. On the wall next to it, but if there's ever been any under the rim, they've never popped out to bite me on the bum. Thankfully.
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