Thursday, May 24, 2012

Just Kill The Ugly Thing!

As I read Sherry's post today I was reminded of an incident at work yesterday.   I work in the basement, practically alone.  I like it that way.   Everyone else is upstairs, where the furniture is much nicer and there are windows.    But, honestly, it is so nice having an office down here - away from the noise and drama.   Yup, just me . . . and the spiders.

So yesterday morning I picked up a file and a spider scurried away.   Actually, "scurry" is really not the word.   It practically flew.   Ninja spider.  Honest.   Then it just stood there, on the desk, watching me.  Me watching it.  It was standing still, yet its legs were moving, and I could see its eyes watching me.   Seriously.  It was ugly.   Very ugly.   And the way it moved its front legs reminded me of a crab.  Very creepy.   I was not going to take my eyes off of it.   I didn't want it to get away.  I was going to watch it until someone came down to my office . . . no matter how long it took.   You see, I spent a week in a hospital after being bit by a spider, so I am not too fond of them.   They gross me out.  And this one particularly grossed me out, the way it just stood there.  Watching me.   Creepy.

Finally, after about a ten minute standoff, someone came down.   I yelled, "Be careful!!  Killer spider!!"   I immediately asked him to get rid of (meaning KILL) the spider.   He looked at it and said, "wow, it's beautiful!"   Beautiful?!  Are you crazy?!   So, he slipped it under a piece of paper he had in his hand and then walked it out into the hall and let it loose.   HE. LET. IT. LOOSE.  Right outside my office!    Because he thought it was beautiful.  Idiot. 

And now I have to look over my shoulder because I KNOW it's coming back to get me.  Those eyes. 

24 comments:

  1. Ick! I don't blame you...I hate spiders!

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  2. This is the second spider post I've seen today. I'll share my response to the other one: *shudder* ;)

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  3. Smash it! Crush it! Kill it!

    Beautiful? A spider? Wha...?

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  4. A spider put you in the hospital, that's crazy stuff. I hope it doesn't come back to get you, I hate them too!!

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  5. *shudder* I hate spiders too!!!!! And I call crabs, 'the spiders of the sea'. They bum me out big time!!

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  6. He was probably so afraid of you he was stunned motionless. Poor little guy.

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  7. Keep a mason jar in or on your desk, that way you can trap it until someone comes down and then they can carry it OUTSIDE in the jar and let it go.

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  8. I used to carry hairspray.... It slows them down A LOT!!!

    Actually I have a few things I have used in desperate times. When my kids were little (a bajillion years ago)and we were poor- I did not have hairspray or bug spray.... BUT I did have scrubbing bubbles. Oh yes--it was creepy to see this white blob crawling across the floor, But you could see where the poor sucker was going. It gave my husband time to come and kill the darn thing.

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  9. That picture! I'm not going to be able to sleep tonight.

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  10. Okay; so I can see that perhaps he wanted to "save" it but why did he have to "catch and release" it so close to your office? He could have done it miles away where it would have taken years for the spider to find its way back home to you. That was scary about your previous experience with a bite; I can see your desire to avoid getting bit again...

    betty

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  11. He could have atleast set it free outside or something!

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  12. oh thank god you have something you fear more than NYC!

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  13. Oh no! We've had a rash of spider encounters in our house (so many my husband said we should just burn down the house and start over) but the worst was the spider on the ceiling about my daughters bed. When I went in to kill it, I took a picture first, just something we always do, and it turned to look at me. It was aware of me! I ran out of the room and my daughter and I stood in her doorway, kind of freaking out, when it started to saunter over to us. Just casually making it's way to stand above us. I Mommed up and killed it. Sorry, spider loving folks. It was too awful to let loose!

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    1. Your spider sounds like mine! If LOOKED at me . . . and KEPT looking at me! Ewwww

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  14. Oh dear, you are really afraid of them! I don't like them, but am not as afraid. They are my least favorite of the insects, due to the creepy crawly factor.

    Last night, I received the Versatile Blogger award and I am passing that along to you in my next Wednesday Woo-Hoo blog post. If you have already received the honor, just know that you are recognized and appreciated! :0)

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  15. Oh man. What a day for spiders! That guy did exactly what my son would've done. Me? I show no mercy to spiders! I would've smooshed him flat!

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  16. please leave that basement and move your office upstairs !

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  17. I would have been like the friend going on about how beautiful it was :) But I would have released it OUTSIDE! What the heck is the point of releasing it again INSIDE and right outside your office???

    Weirdo :P

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  18. i am not too fond of any kind of spider--but there is one kind, that i am terrified of so much so, that i cannot even name them!!

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  19. I've had students let spiders out the window or walk them to an exit door, but WHO LETS THEM OUT IN THE HALLWAY??!?!?!?!

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    1. This is EXACTLY what I was thinking! Lol!

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  20. I try to be a "live and let live" kind of person, but if a spider gets to close to me, I'm afraid my killer instinct comes through.

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