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A spider just crawled down my sleeve and up the curtain

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Alexa Sun 05-Apr-20 18:35:51

a spider just crawled down my sleeve and up the curtain and I did not feel upset.

Alexa Sun 05-Apr-20 23:06:43

I had been watching The Snow Spider on children's television and maybe that made all the difference

gillybob Sun 05-Apr-20 23:07:03

I put my old wellies on yesterday to scrub the little patio paving stones (mainly to vent my anger and frustration ) . They had been in the shed for months and I was so frighted to put my foot in I had to poke a brush in first just Incase some nasty spider ? thingy wasn’t lurking inside. Instead I found mouse droppings and my lovely picnic blanket has been demolished .

callgirl1 Sun 05-Apr-20 23:13:52

I`m terrified of spiders, all insects and creepy crawlies in fact, except for butterflies and ladybirds. I love mice, they`re cute, don`t mind rats as long as they don`t come in the house. I like frogs and toads, love snakes and caterpillars, but show me a worm, and I`m off!

Artdecogran Sun 05-Apr-20 23:14:15

My DDiL was working as a Sister on AandE and a man came in with deafness and itching in one of his ears. She spent a few minutes looking through one of those instruments (don’t know name) in his ear when all of a sudden this long thin spider leg waved at her. ?

JenniferEccles Sun 05-Apr-20 23:16:22

Spiders I don’t mind but moths and daddy long legs are a different matter!

vampirequeen Mon 06-Apr-20 10:40:44

When I was at Junior High (when we had the three school system in the Seventies) the boys used to collect daddy long legs and stick handfuls of them down the back of the girls necks. The only thing we could do was run to the toilets and strip off.....the girls toilets used to be full of the little blighters. The boys loved it because it made the girls scream so the only way to stop them was not to react. By the time the boys got bored most of us were no longer phased by the tickly legged creatures grin

shysal Mon 06-Apr-20 10:48:27

I freaked out the other day when one of my cats brought in a live baby rat (my house backs onto farmland) and it ran over my foot - Ugh! I rescued it and tipped it back into the field, but overnight either another or the same one was deposited dead under my table.

henetha Mon 06-Apr-20 11:58:58

I like spiders and go to a lot of trouble to catch them and rehome them. But I must admit I don't like them actually ON me! So I chase them with a plastic box, or, failing that, my feather duster, then take them outside .

Kestrel Sat 02-May-20 16:56:30

wow - just the idea of picking up a spider.... shockshockshock

trisher Sat 02-May-20 17:01:59

Alexa it would have been worse if it had crawled down the curtain and up your sleeve! Bet you wouldn't have been calm then.
When I was teaching it was necessary to stay calm whatever creature appeared in the classroom. I would insist to the children that whatever it was would not hurt them and it was probably more frightened than they were, then try and catch the beastie with a glass and a bit of card.

tanith Sat 02-May-20 17:29:22

I don’t like them in the house, the other night as I was getting ready for bed I looked up and there in the middle of the ceiling a whopper just sitting there ?. I couldn’t climb on the bed it’s too high so had to go get my 2 step ladder a glass and piece of card. Up the ladder onto the bed ? still just sitting there I got the glass over it and slid the card in then try to get back onto the ladder downstairs unlock back door and traipse to the bottom of the garden to tip him out, thank god he was still in there after all that.

Davida1968 Sat 02-May-20 17:55:56

I would never kill a spider, though I do have to admit that over a certain size, and they have to be removed (gently) from house to garden. Currently I'm rather fond of one which appears to be living in the en suite bathroom... I wonder what it's living on? (Which is why it has leave to remain there)