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To want to kill the massive spider

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MissTapestry Mon 26-Sep-11 15:04:46

that just ran out from under the coffee table, waved at me and then ran away so fast I didn't have time to throw my Argos Boden catalogue at it?

Bearskinwoolies Mon 26-Sep-11 15:08:00

Kill it - kill it now! If it gets away, it'll be phoning all it's relatives and letting them know they can move in tonight wink

grovel Mon 26-Sep-11 15:08:45

It is your duty to kill it. Using reasonable force, of course. It has broken into your home.

IggyPup Mon 26-Sep-11 15:10:21

whoa there little lady..............

You can't call a cat "Spider"......

Sorry wrong thread. I thought I was in the Hayley Mills is Ace Forum.

SnugglyDuckling Mon 26-Sep-11 15:11:16

I have 3 monsters in my garden and I do plan on squashing them before they decide to venture into the house.

ViviPru Mon 26-Sep-11 15:11:28

YABU. Read Charlottes web this instant and consider yourself lucky to have such an incredibly engineered fly catcher for free in your home.

eurochick Mon 26-Sep-11 15:14:33

Kill it, kill it now!

VajazzleMyPumpkin Mon 26-Sep-11 15:15:32


RedRubyBlue Mon 26-Sep-11 15:16:34

Spiders are my friends.


Spiders are my friends


Spiders are my friends


MissTapestry Mon 26-Sep-11 15:16:40

My cat has just sauntered in, if it reappears I shall set her upon it. Until then then it's buttocks clenched, sitting at the back of the sofa with my feet up, DP's shoe in one hand and the MN support network at the fingertips of the other! <trembles>

LittleJennyRobyn Mon 26-Sep-11 15:17:34

If you dont do it now, it will stalk you for evermore....get the fecker!!!!

MissTapestry Mon 26-Sep-11 15:18:07

Ew! It just ran back out, sniggered, and scuttled under the telly before I could even think about grabbing the cat!

NurseFleischerBaum Mon 26-Sep-11 15:31:27

EW god no, I can't even imagine how disgusting it would be to have to clear up a huge squashed spider. Makes me feel faint to think about it! I'd rather it was alive, intact and happily getting on with its life in a corner somewhere.

MissTapestry Mon 26-Sep-11 15:41:50

But it isn't in a corner somewhere Nurse, it thinks it's funny to do a lap of my living room every time I start to relax sad . And I'd just hoover the massive bastard up once it was squashed if the cat didn't eat its remains first <boak>

NurseFleischerBaum Mon 26-Sep-11 15:50:13

Bahaha...the spider's right, it is kind of funny.

I couldn't even hoover it up though...the thought of a big spider shooting upwards towards me, even if it is in a hoover, is just too scary. Which is why I can't use one of these, despite how useful they look: Spider Catcher Vacuum

Really hate that spiders scare me though, it's such a pathetic, learned fear.

SheWhoMustNotBeFlamed Mon 26-Sep-11 15:59:52

Learned fear? I think it is just visceral. I feel faint when i see a big 'un.

NurseFleischerBaum Mon 26-Sep-11 16:20:33

I read about an experiment a few years ago where they were trying to work out whether fear of spiders/snakes etc (ie small animals without big teeth that aren't obviously scary) was instinctual or learned, and they found that baby chimpanzees aren't automatically afraid of snakes but become so when they see another chimp being afraid of them. The experimenters tried to make them afraid of a bunch of flowers by using mirrors to make it look like another chimp was frightened of the flowers, but the baby monkeys could only learn to be afraid of snakes, not flowers.

So I guess it's both visceral and learned...that is, if you think humans and chimps have anything in common, which is another thread entirely.

I tend to think it's quite a good theory because I was never afraid of insects when I was little so blame everyone else for acting like idiots around insects and making me the same grin

mothmagnet Mon 26-Sep-11 16:29:27

I once threw a coffee table at an enormous spider (missed)

I can catch them now though - has to be a big jar, heavy book and sleeves tucked into marigolds.

zukiecat Mon 26-Sep-11 16:58:46

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

lljkk Mon 26-Sep-11 17:01:07

You guys are 'orrible, just catch them with a pot and chuck them out a window. I have spider phobia and even I can do that.


What, do you like flies?

MissTapestry Mon 26-Sep-11 17:01:44

Ugh, I could never use a spider vacuum thing, it would just be IN there, close to me, and they're see through aren't they, so it could LOOK at me.
Apparently there are a couple of reasons why I'm phobic, a massive one on my face when I was tiny, and the fact that I'm part Jamaican, so since spiders over there can actually harm you it's in my blood IYSWIM? Not sure how true it is, my second hypnotist told me that.
The first hypnotist's DH informed me after a session that when he's in bed he can sometimes hear them drop on to the pillow by his head <shudders>. That was in the house where I went to have my phobia cured! Needless to say I never went back there...

Crosshair Mon 26-Sep-11 17:12:45

Its you or him!

carabos Mon 26-Sep-11 19:31:23

I have a very large mirror above the fireplace in my kitchen. I was cleaning it one day and looking at it, not into it iyswim. I leaned back (on a ladder) to check for smears and caught sight of a massive spider. Was a bit shock and then I realised IT WAS ON MY SHOULDER AND NOT ON THE MIRROR shock shock shock. Fell back in horror and the THING went down my shirt. Cue hysteria.

missorinoco Mon 26-Sep-11 19:35:46

I've just squished one, I hope, but I'm not brave enough to lift up the journal and shoe to check!

BupcakesandCunting Mon 26-Sep-11 19:37:59

"Ooooh but spiders kill the flies"

Yep, I've got a can of Raid for that.

Kill it or it will lay a millionty eggs in your skirting board.

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