Post # 1
I sh*t you not. I saw a spider the size of my fist in my living room 2 hours ago and I have not moved from my post since. I have a THING about spiders. That thing is: What if I’m sitting on the sofa watching tv and a spider crawls across me. Honestly I would die.
I saw the spider when I was doing sit ups this morning. I screamed at it, it fled into my TV podium. For the first 40 minutes I sat in the same spot, wondering if I could leave my watchful position to go find my phone and call someone to kill the spider. I realized my phone was on the tv podium thing, where the spider is higing in wait for me. So I can’t go get the phone.
I realize my laptop is on the sofa, but what if there’s another spider IN the sofa waiting for me? What if the spider I think I’m imprisoning in the tv poium has escaped and gotten into the sofa.. and is waiting for me.
You can tell I got the laptop. I emailed my Fiance and told him in no uncertain terms he needs to come home from work. He needs to kill this spider – I’m fairly certain some child released their pet tarantula in our building and it got into our apartment. ITS THAT BIG AND IM NOT EXAGGERATING.
THank the lord I’m marrying someone who can take time off from their busy workday to come home and kill this spider. To be fair, I called many friends first to see if someone could come rescue me.
I have not left my post. What if it gets out of the tv podium? IT COULD EAT MY CAT it’s that big.
I know I’m insane. If you read this tirade in its entiretly or even clicked on this thread, you too have mental problems. Please think of me fondly as I act as sentinel until Fiance returns.
Post # 3
AW. You poor thing. Hopefully Fiance gets there soon. Try to snap a photo! I am dying here.
Once, I came back from a vacation to see what may (or may not) have been a cockroach on the floor of our first crapy apartment together. FI was still on vacation at his mother’s house (3 hrs away). I sat on the kitchen table with my cat all night. I called Fiance in hysterics at about 9pm. Sure enough, around 12:30, he came through the door, having drove all the way home just to get the “thing” (that I call a cockroach and he calls a “beetle”). Gotta love our men.
Post # 4
ooo, good luck. big spiders are creepy!
Post # 5
That sounds EXACTLY like every spider incident I’ve ever had, big or small. Once my Fiance was on a trip in New York while I was home alone. A really big one was on the wall by the front door at midnight when I went to take the dog out. I yelled for my dog to go back in the bedroom and called 5 people to come kill the spider before someone would finally come do it.
I’m holding my breath for you too!
Post # 6
Update: FI’s arrived. Still working on the spider. His exact words when he saw it “Holy Sh*t that is a Big Mother Fuc*er”. He’s trying to figure out a way to transport it back to work to show his friends (he works at a University – theyre ALL CRAZY).
We still haven’t figured out how to transport it. We put it under a glass and I’ve been isntructed to watch it carefully unless it can MOVE THE GLASS.
Post # 7
Hahahaha! I’m sorry but that’s hilarious. Not that you’re trapped by a spider because I’m terrified of them but about the spider under the glass.
We will sometimes get camel crickets (<–do not google them, unless you want the crap scared out of you) and I won’t go in our basement if I see them – usually I send a puppy to chase after them and properly maul them to death.
Post # 8
HAHAHAHA. Amazing that he wants to bring it back to work to show his friends.
Post # 9
OMG OMG OMG!!!!! i totally just went into an itching and screaming frenzy when reading this.
i, too, am a huuuuge huuuuge baby when it comes to anything with more than 4 legs.
we had an incident not too long ago when i got up in the middle of the night to go tinkle. on the way back i thought i saw something move on the floor, went to the light to flick it on to see what was going on and theres a spider the size of my palm staring back at me.
needless to say i scared the crap out of FH screaming, and was paralized in fear until FH snapped me out of it to go get the raid since this thing would NOT be killed with a shoe – it was THAT big.
took about a half can of raid for that baby to stop moving.
hope you get it the heck out of the house!!!
Post # 10
O my GOSH i cant even tell you how much i hate spiders!!! Glad your Fiance got it taken care off. Eww ****Goose Bumps****
Post # 11
I would FREAK THE F*CK OUT!!!! I am terrified of spiders and bugs, but Fiance IS EVEN MORE AFRAID OF SPIDERS!!! Any other bug he will get for me, but he’ll scream like a girl and push me in front of him with spiders. LMAO!!! Good luck 🙂
Post # 12
We flushed it. Ahhh. sweet relief.
I persuaded Fiance not to transport it by asking him if he wanted to be in the car alone with it and he startled wigglign in horror at the thought.
Initially I was like “we can put it outside” because it’s a bug but even a bug is somebody’s mother or something hippie-ish that I like to think I am BUT OH MY GOD IT NEEDED TO DIE.
Soooo flusheroos. I was terrified that we were going to clog the drain with the size of this spider.
Thanks for seeing me through this, ladies. :p
Post # 13
haha I totally get like that with bugs but one time I had to kill it myself because it was hours before my husband would get home and I literally took a wack at it and it was laying on the ground dying and I couldn’t summon up the courage to pick it up and throw it in the trash until like 30 mins later because I was so disgusted.
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union
Camrie, the house I lived in during college would get those in the basement too! So awful.
I’ve been stranded by centipedes, spiders, mice, a cockroach.. um. everything is gross. And then there was a time I went camping and there were frogs in the shower. I am tormented.
Post # 15
Omg how gross!!
I had to laugh though because I’m the spider killer in our relationship. Everytime my Fiance see’s a spider he “swears” it bit him. He’s a guys-guy & you would never expect it looking at him! haha…
I hope you’re rescued soon!!
Post # 16
I am glad that he came to your rescue. I am the same way. I once covered my ceiling with raid and household cleaner trying to kill a wasp.