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have your eyes ever played tricks

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paddyann Sat 21-Apr-18 10:13:02

My GD let out a scream that would waken the dead this morning..she sawa massive spider on the kitchen floor .When I went to see, yes there was a huge spider but it was sitting very still ..I looked from the door.When I approached it the closer I got the spider changed shape and became...the stalk off a tomato .Ever feel like a fool ?

Teetime Sat 21-Apr-18 10:23:00

I have often thought women are carrying a cat on their head instead of a hat.

Chewbacca Sat 21-Apr-18 10:56:03

A couple of weeks ago I went to pick up a stick off my living room floor. It was a newt. I really wish it had been a stick.

MaizieD Sat 21-Apr-18 11:06:36

I get a little confused every time I open the 'active conversations' list on here. The second item starts "Read Gransnetters etc." I always see it as 'Real Gransnetters' and momentarily wonder what 'False Gnetters' are like grin

goldengirl Sat 21-Apr-18 11:22:18

I keep thinking I see a ghost of a man in our house - I blink and he disappears! It's not frightening; just odd

henetha Sat 21-Apr-18 11:27:01

I picked up a large bumble bee once thinking it was a button.
Should have gone to Specsavers.

sparkly1000 Sat 21-Apr-18 14:02:11

My FIL asked me to look in his outer ear as he was complaining of unexplained sudden hearing loss. Mustering 10 years of nursing experience I peered in and to my horror saw a prominent pink growth protruding.
I took him straight to his GP who, with the aid of a pair of tweezers removed a tiny pink rubber which had come adrift from the end of his pencil.

SueDonim Sat 21-Apr-18 14:31:03

I've done the tomato stalk/spider thing, in my time. I'm terrified of spiders so it's always heartstopping for me.

The best one ever was when a friend was staying with me. She woke me early one morning to say that one of my cats must have had an accident as he was lying dead on my kitchen floor. In shock, I ventured down to see what on earth was going on and found my cat looking hale and hearty and very pleased with himself for having killed a rabbit and dragged it in through the cat flap. My friend had failed to put in her contact lenses!

Greyduster Sat 21-Apr-18 14:39:03

We were driving back from eating out with DD and her then boyfriend when she let out a scream and said “you just ran over a mouse! It ran into the road and you ran over it.” So DH got out, walked back to the “mouse”, picked it up and carried back to the car a large, curled up, dead - leaf! He does not miss an opportunity to remind her of it!

paddyann Sat 21-Apr-18 15:35:44

love the cat one Suedonim Years ago I saw a cat asleep at the bottom of the tree at the end of our was still there when I got back from work 8 hours later.I was really worried that the poor thing was dead.When I plucked up courage to check on it it wasn't a cat ata wa s a burst football ,it was just how the light hit it that made it look like a least thats what I said to my OH

SueDonim Sat 21-Apr-18 19:35:33

A football! grin

nanaK54 Sat 21-Apr-18 19:54:01

I once mistook a rather dried up brillo pad for a mouse, it was on the kitchen windowsill, window open and it was moving in a gentle breeze! grin

Maggiemaybe Sat 21-Apr-18 20:58:38

What is it about cats? If it's not bad enough having to admit to chatting to your cat while you're tidying up, I have to admit that I once found I'd actually been chatting to my handbag.

Chewbacca Sat 21-Apr-18 21:30:12

Some years ago I spent ages trying to coax my cat to come in for the night (he had an irritating habit of running off if you went out to try and pick him up and carry him in). After half an hour of rattling a box of cat biscuits and tapping his food dish, my OH mentioned that the cat was asleep on the chair and I'd been trying to coax a plastic carrier bag to come in.

paddyann Sat 21-Apr-18 23:06:40

love it Chewbacca