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To object to my house being used as a hotel?

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startwig1982 Sun 16-Aug-15 23:04:24

George, our resident large spider, has been merrily living under ds's shelves for the last few months. I don't mind him, he doesn't mind us.
He went missing this last week, I assume on holiday, which I'm a bit annoyed about him not mentioning.
Anyway, he's now back but appears to have brought numerous friends with him to stay! I found one huge one in the kitchen sink doing who knows what, and another in our bedroom trying to take over. AIBU to think it's not on a) to disappear without telling us, and b) to bring friends home to stay?

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Sun 16-Aug-15 23:07:27

They need to be contributing to the household. Either financially, or by working. Keeping flies down is perfectly acceptable here.

coconutpie Sun 16-Aug-15 23:08:12

Eeeew. Gross. Tell the bugger to bigger off, and his gross friends too! <shudder>

YABU to have provided accommodation for him in the shelves in the first place. That was your first mistake.

BlackeyedSusan Sun 16-Aug-15 23:08:13

send them on a seaside holiday instead... flush them down the loo

WorraLiberty Sun 16-Aug-15 23:11:26


OnlyUserNameLeft Sun 16-Aug-15 23:13:28

Oh that's rather sweet. Our resident bathroom spider died earlier in the week and I miss him. He was only a tiddler though, lived in a bath toy. Send a small one this way!

startwig1982 Sun 16-Aug-15 23:16:36

To be fair to him, he does appear to be eating the bastard carpet moths.

Maryz Sun 16-Aug-15 23:21:00

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Gymbob Sun 16-Aug-15 23:21:07

I found a mug and a coaster on the back lawn this morning, where dd had obviously found our resident tarantula and evicted him, poor thing he was a house spider not a garden one.

Sunsoo Sun 16-Aug-15 23:25:00

Change the locks. Delete him on FB. Ignore his calls.

'No' is a complete answer OP.

WalfordEast Sun 16-Aug-15 23:28:05

I found a spider the size of my fist in the bath earlier.


I had to drink lots of wine after that I tell you.

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LizzieVereker Sun 16-Aug-15 23:32:35

If it was last week, I'm pretty sure George vacationed in our bath. We all came to look at him, he was so leggily impressive. I hope he had a nice time, we miss him. I'm sorry about washing him away but he wouldn't let us pick him up, not even DS1 who is a spider whisperer.

MARTIN1 Sun 16-Aug-15 23:37:31

This is the funniest thing I've read all weekend. star

Gymbob Sun 16-Aug-15 23:38:12

shock shock Lizzie RIP George. you murderer you.

wafflyversatile Sun 16-Aug-15 23:42:09

TBH you've made a rod for your own back.this sort of behaviour should have been nipped in the bud a long time ago. He doesn't respect you and who can blame him.

WorraLiberty Sun 16-Aug-15 23:50:40

I found a mug and a coaster on the back lawn this morning, where dd had obviously found our resident tarantula and evicted him, poor thing he was a house spider not a garden one.

Hmm but are you sure they weren't just having tea on the lawn?

unlucky83 Sun 16-Aug-15 23:53:48

I have a spider that lives in my car ...I have never seen it just find its webs. I usually have one between my window and the dash. (Feel guilty winding down the window as it wrecks them).
They are only little ones so it isn't George. And I think George probably isn't as stupid as it repairs the broken one and I have never seen any evidence of it ever catching anything to eat in it (surprised it hasn't starved).
If I ever see it think the kindest thing would be to release it into someone's garden... assuming it doesn't drop down the back of my neck as I am driving down the motorway when it is likely to get squashed

ThoseAwfulCurtains Sun 16-Aug-15 23:58:00

He sounds entitled and he's taking you for granted. Did you do everything for him as a spiderling? Has he ever been given the chance to catch a fly for the whole family? Spin his own web? It's a tricky age but I think it's time for some tough love.

Hamiltoes Mon 17-Aug-15 00:01:05

Threads about Spiders should come with a warning in the title.

YABVU because every time I click on one, I always seem to find one within a day or so. Its like a MN jinx sad

cocobean2805 Mon 17-Aug-15 00:03:23

We had one we named Big Dave, who evicted me and my Dsis from our conservatory earlier this week. He was flexing his muscles and muttering about collecting money with menaces, so I can only assume he was a bailiff. He did a stellar job as neither of us have set foot in there since!

coffeeisnectar Mon 17-Aug-15 00:09:13

George needs to pay rent or fuck off. Entitled bastard…

A spider lives in my wing mirror. It hides behind the glass and went to Cornwall with us two weeks ago. I've not seen him since so can only assume he's upgraded to a nicer car or quite possibly a campervan.

HoneyDragon Mon 17-Aug-15 00:15:07

At least our disco spiders are earning their keep, the freeloading swallows in the garage still haven't fucked off to Africa. Their Mum and Dad have buggered off to roost in a nearby tree but the stroppy messy teens jeep flying back every night.

We had a lie in on Saturday and let them out at 7:30am instead of dawn, and got yelled at.

I think George needs some boundaries.

I know our fucking birds do.

ChaircatMiaow Mon 17-Aug-15 00:17:39

You know it sounds like George may actually be a Georgina and perhaps she didn't go on holiday? I suspect she went to spider hospital for an elective section (due to multiple babies).

MimsyBorogroves Mon 17-Aug-15 00:19:02

I have one in my wing mirror too. It's a big fucker. Not good when I glance in the mirror and there are effectively two big bastards just sitting outside of my car. And my window is down. And I'm driving at 40. How I don't crash more often is beyond me.

Mind you, I had revenge the other day on the motorway. He came out when I was at 70mph. Interesting mid air acrobatics on the end of his web, but the bloody thing still managed to reel himself back to safety. He probably has a cape.

Arachnid bastard.

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