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mais Wed 24-Aug-16 22:10:11

More of a wibu - this morning, lying in bed, mumsnetting on my phone, all nice and relaxed, I suddenly saw a spider crawl up onto the top of my phone. He came from the back and I swear he waved at me sitting on the top of my phone.
Told my dh tonight & he thinks I was unreasonable to throw my phone across the room and kill the spider and that I should have carried him over to the window and put him outside.
I think, from being a long time lurker, that Mumsnet will agree with me and he'll find that he's lucky not to come home to the house burnt down.

Darcychu Wed 24-Aug-16 22:20:10

a spider being that close to me? FUCK THAT! Give me a blowtorch anyday.

Mouikey Wed 24-Aug-16 22:22:12

I just resuscitated a spider that I nearly drowned in the shower... He is fine now and will go back to eating bugs and flies!!!

MumOnTheRunCatchingUp Wed 24-Aug-16 22:36:12

You seriously threw your phone? Why so dramatic?

mais Wed 24-Aug-16 22:36:50

No bugs or flies in my bedroom, I don't mind the spider that lives on the top corner of the bedroom as long as he stays up there and doesn't try mumsnetting with me.

mais Wed 24-Aug-16 22:39:17

Instinctive reaction MumOnTheRunCatchingUp no dramatics, there was no one there to watch me doing it. In an ideal life I would have calmly moved him away, but I'm not perfect, not liking spiders in close proximity to me is one of my downfalls

BankWadger Wed 24-Aug-16 22:39:17

Nah you should have shaken it off your phone onto the floor.

House burning is for rodents and snakes.

Oysterbabe Wed 24-Aug-16 22:41:00

I would have thrown my phone, pure reflex and unavoidable. I almost threw DD when one ran across the duvet when I was feeding her.

mais Wed 24-Aug-16 22:42:07

Blowtorch would have damaged my phone Darcychu and then Inwould have had to clean the house or do something productive

mais Wed 24-Aug-16 22:42:37

I would not Inwould

WindInThePussyWillows Wed 24-Aug-16 22:45:37

Fuck that shit I would be on my way to the phone shop for my replacement right about now blush

mais Wed 24-Aug-16 22:47:06

Feeling better that I'm not the only one.

featherpillow Wed 24-Aug-16 22:47:07

I would have done the same OP, along with a LOUD scream! shock.

trowelmonkey1 Wed 24-Aug-16 22:47:56

Seems like a perfectly acceptable response IMO.

Me? I would have shrieked, thrown my phone and then hid under the covers. I wouldn't have come out until DH confirmed that it was dead and there were no more of the little bastards around. I'm fucking terrified of spiders. Previous reactions to spotting one have included throwing up and fainting blush

Give me a mouse or snake any day...

DancingDinosaur Wed 24-Aug-16 22:51:09

Depends. If it was one of those great big hairy spiders the size of my hand then I would have thrown the phone. If it was one of those teeny tiny ones I would have carefully put it outside! Which was it?

Topseyt Wed 24-Aug-16 23:02:03

If it was a very large, leggy and hairy spider then your reaction was both correct and totally proportionate.

For me it would be the only reasonable course of action.

Brokenbiscuit Wed 24-Aug-16 23:04:02

He waved at you and you killed him? sad

mais Wed 24-Aug-16 23:04:10

It wasn't one of the little cute spiders - it was a medium size one, it had slightly longer front legs, hence the waving effect.

Rosae Wed 24-Aug-16 23:04:42

I nearly threw my newborn daughter on the floor when a spider crawled out of the blanket that I just wrapped her in...

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