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That's because the spiders are all on FML and they don't like you after that comment. Better watch you back from now on, I hear that there's a spider mafia.

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And the spider is probably laughing its head off for surviving and making a fool out of OP.

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Did you forget that arachnophobia is actually a thing? It causes irrational fears that naturally inspire over reacting to the situation until someone can find a treatment plan to cope with their arachnophobia. Plus that, an arachnophobe dealing with spiders in Australia is like having someone who's afraid of heights bungee jumping to face their fears- only to have the instructor tell them "Sometimes things can go wrong, but don't worry! You most likely won't die!" Yeah, us people with

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i hate people like 9. explaining to someone with arachnophobia how a spider is harmless even though they ALREADY KNOW THAT is like telling a person with depression to "just be happy". you only make things worse. although i cant assume thats the real reason why they wanted to kill it, they are in australia after all so it could be harmful... personally im too afraid of spiders to even get close enough with my keys.

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40/44 That's fair enough, but way too many people get freaked out by spiders. I think it probably is arachnophobia in most cases, rather than simple overreactions, but it's still something that needs to be combated. I don't think people are just born arachnophobic, it's often a learned reaction from seeing other people overreact to spiders. Working in schools, I've seen teachers talk about spiders saying 'ewww, they're so nasty, I hate spiders' etc., when there aren't even spiders in the room (s

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i agree with you in that you should educate kids to not be afraid of them, and to not make a spectacle of spiders being nasty, because it is a learned reaction for some. however i disagree and kind of believe that people ARE born arachophobic. some people will argue along side me that its a natural instinct to fear spiders and bugs, since 2000-10000 years ago we didnt have the internet/ mass knowledge to know what bug was poisonois and what was not, and for the most part bugs and arachnids are n

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I just had to kill a brown recluse (fairly dangerous) and it reminded me of this thread. I'm not an arachnophobe (I actually own a pet tarantula), but I'm not gonna risk having my skin melted away by crazy spider toxins.

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57 - I actually meant to type 'most people', kind of a crucial word to miss unfortunately. Apologies. You're right, some people will just always be arachnophobic, and some are probably more likely to develop such fears than others.

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57 - oh, well if thats what you meant to say, then i didnt need to write that long comment. so were pretty much on the same page. cool

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Op never said he was an arachnaphobic. If he is one then his reaction is understandable and he doesn't deserve it. If he isn't an arachnaphobic then i think he deserves it for trying to use his keys as a way to smash a spider. I wasn't trying to be intolerant or anything, a lot of people just over react about spiders thinking they're all dangerous when they're really not. If they've been diagnosed with arachnaphobia from and actual medical physician then I'm sorry for them. If they're just overl

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whether or not they are arachnophobic is irrelevant, since using a key on a car is stupid in ANY situation whatsoever. the op gets so slack. and who the hell goes to a doctor to be diagnosed for a phobia like that one, unless they are actively seeking theropy? (which most dont, why would they?) thats a fuckin stupid waste of time when most people with arachnophobia just avoid spiders and thats it. its kind of rude you imply that you only feel sorry for someone whos terrified os spiders if a ph

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sorry off topic. but yeah, no one said op was arachnophobic. but since its a common phobia, doesnt hurt for me to sugguest its a possibility. but it doesnt change the fact that a key was a stupid object to use.

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