By jillydark6609 - 19/09/2010 06:21 - United States

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
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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!!!!

there's a difference between being afraid of spiders and aracnaphobia people. A phobia is a fear that is strong enough to prevent you from living a normal life

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lol i know what you mean its happend to me..uhh 1...2..3...4...5...more than 29 times

not lol at all. i am scanning my walls right now ):

Spider gunna get you. He will wait until you are sleeping and bite you on your left nipple.

spiders rid your home of the other insects there are many more inside the walls, attics, basement, air ducts. they come In and out as they please through chimneys cracks vents and door gaps

Things like this really bug me.

Aaand lemme guess, you also spilled a diet coke in the process! :O Ohhh nooo (in gay startrek dude voice)

how do you hit yourself in the face? that just tells you how much coordination you have. plus u fell. not to mention you still have a spider in your house somewhere. I hope u wake up and find it on ur chest. that would be funny.

You're so stupid, OP... On a side note to the guy above me, that's a really fucked up thing to say.

The itsy bitsy spider crawled up and made you shout! Down came the shoe and knocked the dummy out And the itsy bitsy spider ran the fuck away! Shit op is arachnocidal!

I thought the suffix "phobia" meant immense fear. Correct me if I'm wrong, but if OP really did have arachnophobia, she should not be trying to kill it, rather cry and cower in the corner. I wouldn't call it a phobia, just a stupid childish fear. YDI for being an idiot scared of something many hundred (maybe thousand) times smaller than you.

your stupid, it doesn't matter if it's smaller it's a phobia jackass.

No need to be rude, I just thought wrongly. You can't truthfully say you haven't, so don't start acting all high and mighty just because you knew something I did not. And for all we know, I could be correct and you imcorrect.

Also, before you call someone atupid, you must first prove that you aren't. Apparently, your inability to use punctuation and the correct "you're" agree with me here.

15 and 55 LOL

How the heck do you go and smack yourself so hard you fall backwards? Spiders don't take that much force to kill, OP. And work on your aim.

oh oh oh oh... BOOM HEADSHOT I WIN

Get a life Blankaex. By the way, before you go off being a grammar Nazi, you might want to spell "stupid" right next time.

Hide yo kids, hide you wife, because spider is gonna come get you!

actually, I'm on the same page with 83... so, yeah.

how do you not know what a phobia is? don't they teach you anything in school and stop trying to be a grammar Nazi silly.

I actually agree with 83. I have 3 phobias, that send me into panic attacks and immense fear. My other fears (I am a bit of a chicken) are just fears. Phobias are much more intense.

it's a mental disorder. if you had one you would know that regardless what the object is(spiders, clowns, germs,etc) the person can't deal with it. A person without arachnaphobia would just squish it with a tissue or leave it be. But a person with it would want it dead right away and use anything at there disposal(usually something long)

If you use punctuation as you argument against stupidity, the least you could do is spell correctly

Lol, He's out there somewhere.. training... getting stronger.. plotting his vengance.. Watching you..

It's NOT a phobia. I was just about to say that. A true phobic wouldn't be able to have the composure to kill a spider. They'd either run off near/in tears or faint. This happens a lot. People tends to dramatize their lives in order to sound more interesting. It's not a phobia. It's just a fear.

it should be 'shit op is arachnocidally gay' ;P

But a person with a real phobia wouldn't be able to handle the spider on their own. Like I said to another commenter: they'd either run out of there quick or faint. Take it from a psychology student who has taken more then a couple courses on Deviancy and Disorders: This person does NOT have a phobia of spiders if they're willing to go out and kill it.

Didn't I just show I knew that a phobia is a fear? I was just POLITELY inquiring the, ah, greatness of the fear. And I'm not trying to be an annoying little grammar nazi, just showing someone the pre-resquisites of a baseless accusiation. And I know how to spell "stupid", it was a typo and it wouldn't post the fix. Just because it was misspelt doesn't mean I don't know how to spell it. Again with the groundless accusiations... I'm not trying to start an argument, just asking for an answer. Don't make such a big deal out of these things, jeez.

OP, that spider was blessed by the gods. Haha, that or you're a loser.

Aww! something like that happened to me also ):

my friend once had a spider make web on her face and crawl down her shirt and she has arachnaphobia

I just found a rolly polly in my BED!!!

Um, *chairwall* ...since we're just shouting out random nouns.

*butterflyninja*

If assholes could fly, this place would be an airport

umm. *shoeface*

hey, u have a palringo right? I'm friends with jellybelle. add me! [email protected]

get a,flyswatter. please.

Right Now As You Read This You Are Within 1 Foot Of At Least 1 Spider. Have A Good Day(:

Jesus man I have aracnaphobia too you got me looking around now O.O

there's a difference between being afraid of spiders and aracnaphobia people. A phobia is a fear that is strong enough to prevent you from living a normal life

Ahh is that really true? I'm freaking out now. Thanx :/

I am so disappointed in you OP. Next time, grab any type of can with some sort of liquid in it and start spraying the bastard. Once he's curled up, stomp his ass!

*done. Is grammar a part of the curriculum anymore?

You just got PWND by a five year old

turtle- The little girl is my daughter, and she's 3. But she would have corrected the grammar, too. Yes, I'm bringing her up to speak (and write) correctly. It doesn't make me a grammar Nazi, just a good father.

Sorry if this comes across the wrong way but why would post a picture of your 3 year old daughter as your profile picture on the Internet? Once it's on the Internet it's gonna be difficult to ever get rid of it. There are some sick bastards in this world who feed off people who post pictures of their kids online.

this will make you feel better... the average person swallows seven spiders while sleeping in their lifetime...

Delicious!

This will make *you* feel better... that's not true. It was made up as an example that people will believe anything they read online, no matter how ridiculous. Snope that shit!

, because no one in the world sleeps with thier mouth open, and spiders don't have legs.

uhhh spiders do have legs.....

Really, 144? You want to argue from that stance? OK, here we go... *deep breath* I did not say "No one in the history of the human race has ever swallowed a spider while sleeping," nor did I say "Such a thing is completely and totally inconceivable. I can guarantee, as a fact, that this will never happen to you." I said that particular "fact", that the /average/ person swallows /seven/ spiders while asleep during the course of a lifetime, isn't true. Who in his right mind would want to conduct such a study? How would he do it? Who would fund it? And FFS, WHY? What possible relevance could such a fact have to mankind? Even ignoring the implausibility of all of that, how could he account for the variables of climate, spider population, average lifespan, mouth size, housing and bedding types, sleep cycles, time spent passed out in prank-heavy frat houses, etc.? It's ridiculous to think any data could be reliable enough to be considered as truth without extensive, long-term scientific research, and I really don't see that happening. Do you?

oh thank god. facts ftw!

Lol, thanks and you're welcome, 162. I admit I overreacted a bit there, since I was STILL awake, in pain, and thus bitchy at the time. Glad it helped someone. ;]

alright 173. I believe you. i was told that by an insane but now retired teacher of mine

This is actually not true, spiders dont like dark and wet spaces so they wont go in your mouth ;)

this was stupid. how does one hit themself so hard that it causes them to fall backwards?

a midget would

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!!!!

Thanks for the compliment!!!! It's always nice to be told you have the ability to make people laugh :-) As for the huge hairy spiders, I'm with you on that....that's why my favourite is to put them down the drain (and edit at this point, I see in US it's "itsy bitsy spider" so that's the song I was referring to) and put product down just to be sure.....You also seem to have the same fear I have with bees & wasps (revenge)....I'm always scared that if I squish one, it will send out a "signal" to the others & I'll get attacked by a swarm of angry vengeful bees/wasps...

Haha Spidercatcher, nice! I use the glass/postcard technique too. Once I caught one in a plastic cup and went to put it outside. It was really dark and I shook the cup hoping to shake the spider out. I couldn't see to the bottom of the cup so I wasn't sure he/she had fallen out so I left the cup outside just incase. :) I don't want no cheeky spider clinging onto the cup and sneaking it's way back into the house. ^_^

Hehe ... That's cool! hehe... Do it again... hehe!

*Looks around* I'm less than pleased! Come down from there, you giggling monkey!

No, but you are entirely flaccid. :/

It stung like a Chalcid Wasp!

I'm sorry. Hitting you over the head with this bat, was an ac-cid-ent. Although, I'm afraid my, homi-cid-al tendencies are showing. I'm in a state of pure lu-cid-ity.

That wasn't a repeat, asshole! Oh, was I supposed to use a word with "cid" in it. This is ridiculous! cid backwards! Muahahahaha *runs away with the gold*

Furthermore, I would like to indicate that I'm highly addicted to your dick. Dick meaning the store that you own, of course. I truly hope they have medicine for your ludicrous behavior.

Oh dear....