Post # 1
Please tell me I’m not the only adult woman in the world absolutely terrified of spiders.
If I see a big one sometimes there is crying, hyperventilation, and always screaming.
For instance, a big spider always has it times to come out and run across my bedroom floor around 1 am every Friday night while Im working on my laptop in bed. I get paralyzed with fear and run and hide at the opposite end of the room throwing things at it til it disappears. (I finally hit and killed it last Friday!)
Please tell me I’m not the only one like this or am I just crazy irrational?
Post # 2
FutureMrsHodgy: I guess you won’t want to see my Hallowe’en wreath with the giant spider hanging from the top then, eh?
Many people are afraid of spiders. Keep in mind though that those big spiders eat other spiders and bugs so they really are your friends.
Post # 3
FutureMrsHodgy: You’re definitely not alone. I’m 30… and the other day there was a dime-sized spider on my thigh… I had a total meltdown. My husband works nights a lot, and it just so happened to be one of those nights… Before I could go back downstairs, he cleaned the entire main floor… vacuumed the floor and all of the furniture, he even moved the couch and vacuumed underneath (scratching the hardwood, which he’s a little upset about!)
But i have an intense fear of spiders… I can’t even look at pictures of those things…
Way to get it though! I hate them, but I also can’t kill them. I’m just a general coward.
Post # 4
yup.. me to. count me in and i am almost 40! still cry when i see one..
Post # 5
FutureMrsHodgy: I’m right there with you! I’m too scared to even kill them because that would require me to get CLOSE to it! Nope, nope, nope!
Post # 6
Ugh I’m so glad I’m not the only one!!!
Post # 7
Spiders give me the “ick” but I can’t help getting close and trying to identify them. It’s kind of a thrill, like getting close to a crocodile (even though I know the vast majority of spiders are completely harmless and way more scared of me than I am of them). I know it’s scary to imagine, but try to let the little spider just go on their way. They’ll keep away much worse creepy critters, and you don’t have to go through the trauma of trying to kill them. Now feet, that’s something that icks me out bigtime! (and you can’t just smash those and make them go away.) Flip-flops are the bane of my existence.