(Do you know who sang that song??)
Well, I DON’T like spiders and snakes! I can deal with snakes a lot better than I can spiders. Of course, I have to have seen the snake first, know it is there and not be taken by surprise. With spiders, it doesn’t matter if someone had sent me a messenger with GPS coordinates telling me where the spider would be waiting for me…it still wouldn’t be a pleasant scene (some might consider it an amusing scene though).
I’ve told you before about the huge wolf spiders in our neck of “da woods”. (GAWD, I would hate to be the mail delivery person!!! Those things HAVE been spotted IN our mail box and as it was, I had to go collect the mail from down the road after I threw it and ran screaming away from the mail box. What would I do in the confines of a car???)
This morning, I was making my rounds at the bathhouse and was headed for the men’s room. As I reached up my hand to open the screen door, I noticed something on the sidewalk at my feet. It was a huge wolf spider. I swear he was as big around as the bottom of a beer can (or pop can for that matter, but even though I don’t drink beer, downing a beer is what comes to mind when I have a creepy encounter).
He looked at me with several of his beady eyes and reared back on 4 of his 8 legs. Up till this point I HAD considered trying to stomp that sucker flat, but I figured HE was getting ready to jump. I knew it would take HIM less time to jump than it would take me to lift up my leg and stomp down my foot. HE WON THIS ROUND. I managed to get out of there before he actually spoke to me or jumped at or on me. I thought MAYBE I’d be lucky and HE’D be gone by the time I was done in the women’s room and done opening the Laundromat. I came back about 5 minutes later and he was still there and he was still in attack mode position.
I decided I’d just call it good and tell Dan I couldn’t get in the men’s room this morning to check it because there was someone at the door waiting to get in…it wasn’t exactly a lie, was it???
So, how did your day start off?
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