I am very proud to announce that I recently saved the world from being taken over by spiders! OK… so actually my friend did, but I was instrumental in making it happen… and no, this is not an exagerration. In fact, this is a serious warning to be taken very seriously!!!!
So over the weekend I’m sitting at my folks place, minding my own business, working on some financials at the kitchen table. The parentals are currently on holiday and I am being kind enough to live in their house, use their electricity, eat their food and watch their TV. I am accompanied by the perfect sound of silence as the house is 100% empty… ahhh bliss!!!! Anyway…. I look up at the window and spot an odd leaf or other environmental phenomenon stuck to it. OF COURSE, it takes about three seconds for curiosity to get the better of me, and off I go to inspect this very interesting looking doo-dah…. I REALLY should’ve known better….
HUH! What the hell is that I think to myself….and then my brain clicks into gear…. In the split second that it takes for my brain to register that I’m looking at a spider’s NEST I scream my high pitched “little girl scream” and RUN! Thankfully I made it safely to the other end of the house where I was able to take a minute to catch my breath, slow my heart rate down to just below heart-attack mode, and grow some balls to go back and investigate.
In my usual arachnaphobe style, I creep down the passage, all the while telling myself that I can deal with this… it’s just a little spider… I WILL SURVIVE, and all those other inspirational things that make no difference to my intense fear! Anyway… I made it back to the kitchen, where I decide that I somehow need to see this properly to make sure I am in fact looking at what I think I’m looking at, and to assess whether I need reinforcements (i.e. make my friend drive from her house to mine to save me!)
I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate myself on the following:-
1. I actually had the balls to go back and investigate
2. I managed to successfully maneuver myself out the kitchen door and into the courtyard whilst staying glued to the door and wall furtherest away from the creature of mass destruction
3. I took the following photo (turns out my phone has a pretty excellent zoom function!)
As you can clearly see, it’s a HUGE F&^*ING SPIDER, on a HUGE F$#&ING NEST, filled with soon-to-be-HUGE F%*#ING SPIDERS!!!!!!! Lot’s of soon-to-be-huge-spiders! And that was me done! I flew back into the house, slammed the door, closed the window and phoned a friend. Yes, that’s right,I phoned my very good friend, and informed her in a panicked whisper (whispering was essential so as not to wake the sleeping beast) that I had a HUGE problem!
Three minutes later she arrived, and with doom and spade in hand, she bravely faced the monster…..
OMFG! that THING was on my window! Do you have any clue what an arachnaphobe experiences when looking at THAT THING in real life? It is not a fun experience I assure you….
But never fear, my friend disposed of the offending IT, and it’s offspring, and I lived to fight another day…. Ahh yes, Wacky has yet again foiled the attack of the eight-legged-weapon-of-mass-destruction!