It’s funny how – even after you have competently (and without screaming) gone all by yourself and got a glass and a piece of paper and calmly (still without screaming) trapped the spider under the glass and carefully (without screaming) slid the paper under it and removed glass and paper together with the spider, now glaring at you with its however-many-eyes-it’s-got, out of the bath and opened the bathroom window as the spider scuttled menacingly towards the momentary gap between paper and glass rim (possibly a small scream, hastily stifled) and evicted the spider completely and totally and utterly out of the bathroom and got into the shower and turned on the water – even after all that, and knowing that there is no spider in the bath, not even a little tiny one…

… you can still feel a spider on your foot every time you close your eyes.

5 Responses to Eeek!

  1. Nick says:

    Imagine that spider was a cockroach. That happened to me once in La Gomera when I was taking a shower. It came up out of the drain hole, ran across my foot and scuttled off. I’ve never been the same since. Spiders? No problem!

  2. Dom says:

    I flush them down the loo. No chance of them coming back then 🙂

  3. disgruntled says:

    Nick – I’ll see your cockroach and raise you a gecko in my shoe… (but I love La Gomera, cockroaches or no cockroaches…)
    Dom – doesn’t matter what your head knows has happened to the spider … your foot will tell you different the minute you shut your eyes.

  4. Aha – I see your gecko and raise you an octopus!
    OK – so it wasn’t in the shower, and actually it wasn’t me – but it was only ‘one foot’ away from me, lying in the surf in Crete and suddenly my companion had an octopus wrapped around her foot.

  5. disgruntled says:

    OK, well if we’re going to get competitive about it: a friend of ours was about to start washing up after a party in Africa when a scorpion ran out of the sink and onto his hand. (Ok – not me, not a foot, and not a shower but I was there…)

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