Today, I found a big spider on my wall. I have arachnophobia, and I was trying to kill it with my shoe. I pulled back and hit myself in the face, causing me to fall backwards. The spider is still alive somewhere in my house. FML

by jillydark6609 / 09/19/2010 at 2:21am / United States (Indiana) / Animals

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  • Don't kill it like that...chances are it will run away as spiders are very fast....Here is the best technique, imo (my sister has arachnophobia, and many people around me have varying degrees of it so I am the "spidercatcher"):

    You need : a glass (choose the size depending on the size of the spider), a postcard or thin piece of card.

    Method: take the glass and gently place over the spider. Take card, slide under glass without lifting the glass too high (so mister/miss/mrs spider doesn't escape), then lift the card and the glass at the same time & then a) throw it in the garden (my sister's preferred method as she says it's not the spider's fault she is scared of it) b) throw it down the loo . However, if like me you always have a slight fear of it climbing back up - I blame the incy wincy spider song for this lol - put some strong loo product like toilet duck or bleach to make sure...and ta da! no more evil spider....

    Otherwise, find yourself a handy spidercatcher person like me who is always there to deal with them & tell them the technique!!!!

    Good luck!!!!

    #12 - On 09/19/2010 at 6:25am by fizziwizzi

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  • Your shoe works for PETA.

    #8 - On 09/19/2010 at 6:20am by iicaptain

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