By QWERTY - 03/04/2011 23:20

Today, my roommate thought it would be a good idea to show me his huge new tarantula despite knowing that I have extremely severe arachnophobia. I ended up killing it with a book and apparently now owe him $500. FML
I agree, your life sucks 33 110
You deserved it 18 185

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This is why we can't have nice things.

you sound an annoying, drama feeding, self loving teen. just saying "omg I would totally stand on it with like my platforms"

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that's a lot of money. just ask him where he bought it so you can buy him a new one. let's see what price he puts on it now.

exactly it probably cost him 50$ and tryna make extra money for him self

i know what thats like. my roommate showed me a pic of a spider even though she knows i have arachnophobia as well. i threw my water cup as a bad reaction and broke her phone!

Richard why u holding a gun I'n your pic you don't even look gangster I get scared when I see nerds with guns :(...

OP also has an 'extremely severe' case of elaboration.

well u look like a ugly nerd just saying bra no offense stop trying to look cool online and we straight

gun? u mean bong!

38 he most likely changed it after feeling bad about himself because what was said was most-likely true

I also noticed someone brought up his wimpy gun a few FMLs posted after this one, so he probably changed it for the reason that he is not gangster and probably just looked stupid (even tho the current picture is still stupid). sadly I didn't have the chance to see the picture.

you can get those free where I live. desert!

are you so sure that the $500 was for the spider and not the book? maybe the book is an old collecters, or an autographed copy of a rare book, or maybe even a school text book for college. you never know.

I'm guessing some of the money was to cover mental anguish

then she should get paid to...

Hah, 25 made me laugh.

7,14,25- Or it may be the fact that exotic spiders are really fucking expensive, MAYBE that could be the reason he wanted $500 for a new one.

Also, if you had a friend who had an irrational fear of dogs abd you brought to your house and he killed your dog, would you charge him money? It's a pet just the same as a spider and i'm sure you'd be pissed if someone killed your pet

The whole point is that the roommate shouldn't have been such a huge asshole to show OP his supposedly expensive pet when he was aware of how bad the OP's phobia is. I don't think the roommate deserves to be paid anything, quite frankly.

Richard16 are u black?

236 - I think "pet" is a little strong for things like spiders, snails, hermit crabs, rocks... they all make ridiculous pets!

glue it back together

Duct tape works better IMO.

Don't pay for it - he'll only buy another one!!

hototototototot pic. nail it back together. no leave it dead, all spiders deserve a one way ticket to hell.

The only way to get over your fear is to eat it!! just like you did with cum you little girl

no, sewing does the best job, so sew it back together, heck, stuff it while you're at it! you can have a stuffed spider plushie; which is totally normal.

Missbunny, your comment made me laugh so hard I nearly soiled my trousers.

I'm sure it exploded when she smashed with the book lol

Does anyone know CPR?

That was fucking hilarious, 2.

missb you are everywhere..

161 yes, thank you, I know >:)

Hello MissBunny25! I'm hoping you're in Seattle, Miss-Fix-it for spiders. We can smoosh all the spiders up here & glue them all back together! ; )

If she was, she isn't anymore...

that's when she strips

I agree with 186, was that suppossed to be a pick up line?! lmfao! you suck!

bro ur like 20 years older than her stop it creeper

More like 15. She looks college to me. idk, I'm a high school junior :P

213, the fuck is with your profile picture? 0.0

I wonder if cum is a good replacement for glue....

263, what the hell? o.O

This is why we can't have nice things.

what the fuck is an 'el. oh. el.'? you meant 'lol'? it's not cute, it just makes you look stupid.

lmfao...I imagined the rainbow saying that...haha.

Es. Tee. Ef. Yoo.

wow, you started an extremely gay trend

C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER!!!!

lmao! family guy!!

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you sound an annoying, drama feeding, self loving teen. just saying "omg I would totally stand on it with like my platforms"

I have a pretty good feeling that he is being sarcastic and making fun of those kinds of people.

4, I agree, spiders scare me soo much. 58, your an asshole

How do you guys not know about Miror B! He's a famous Pokemon snagger and he makes his appearances in Pokemon Colosseum and XD Gale of Darkness! Haven't you heard of Ludicolo???

No because I'm not ten years old...

you sound like a drama queen stfu I don't like them ...but I'm not gonna go stomp it out let it be

What's wrong with spiders? They're so cute, and the way they move is awesome. People think "Oh, it's a spider, it'll bite me and I'll die!" Tarantulas can't kill people. It'll hurt, but you won't die. I know people with arachnophobia, but it's not because they think "spiders are gross". My sister's arachnophobia comes from knowing someone who was hospitalized by a spider bite. Your arachnophobia comes form misinformation. I caught this spider once who just wanted to be friends. Never bit me, never was scared of me, then one day, someone like you killed it. Read up on your facts before you're scared of things. You being afraid of spiders is like me being afraid of flying because I think "90% of planes crash". It annoys me so much when people are afraid of things because of ideas and misinformation. Why would anybody kill a pet spider? If someone's holding a spider, or has it in a terrarium, why would you kill it? You know that whoever has it is not killing it for some reason. If you don't like it, don't go near it. I've been scared by spiders once or twice, but I'm not going to always avoid them. People are like spiders the way they are with pit bulls. A pit bull rarely ever bites anyone, but when they do, everybody says put bulls need to be exterminated. This rant is starting to get out of hand. Get over your irrational fear of spiders, or at least don't kill every single one you see. Have a nice day.

It's already dead jackass.

I'd rather double-check.

rule #4: double tap

60, lol I was going to say that earlier! XD but hey, you beat me to it :P

you can't forget rule #1, either. just in case you gotta get the fuck outta dodge... i mean, who wants to be attacked by a zombie spider? |the kid|

I always torch anything that appears to be a threat.

60 - Zombieland LOL

laughed my ass off- SPLAT! poor thing but I can picture this happening and that's hysterical.

Always double tap! Never know if they'll get back up after only one hit...

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You can't "murder" an animal moron.

lol!! I would have probably done the same

I completely agree with you... I absolutely HATE spiders. I would probably have pooped/peed my pants as well as smashing the horrifying creature.

I hate spiders as much as the next person. But really? Pooped/ pee yourself? I've lost faith in humanity once again...

You're all assholes. The spider didn't do anything wrong, killing it was unfair. Sure the roommate shouldn't have bought it, but OP had no right to murder it.

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Did you NOT see she/he is serverly afraid of spiders???? You obv dont have a fear! You can NOT control your fear or reactions to your fear! Im DEATHLY afraid of spiders! I litterally STOP breathing, not by my own choice, when I see one!

Irrational fear, she owes him $500.

34, doesn't mean they had to kill it.

no, if you have a severe phobia of something...it's not that simple. im deathly afraid of snakes, and my biology teacher put me next to the snake tank..said I'd get over my fears. well when she fed the snake, gettin over my fears was tripping over two desk to get away.

I love love looooove True Blood.

By the way #34, you are absolutely right. Personally, I am not a rational or coherent human being when I am faced with a spider.

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very well said. if its not doing anything but sitting therr why bother?

I have a fear of bees, but I still don't freak out and kill it if I see one. :/

9 - she's arachnophobic, when someone has a phobia like that they often lose control of their reactions or have a panic attack. apparently op loses their ability to think first. considering op's roommate knew that op has arachnophobia, it's kind of their fault, they should have taken into consideration what some peoples reaction to spiders are. it's also not murder, murder is the unlawful killing of a being, usually human, done with malice and forethought. killing spiders is legal.

Have you considered that, rather than intentionally smashing the spider, OP may have simply swatted at it while already holding the book? Spiders are fairly fragile and that could easily have killed it. OP's roommate is an idiot, he intentionally caused OP distress and now is claiming to be owed far more than that spider ever cost him.

Thank god there are at least a few users with common sense and with commiseration for that poor animal. OP is a cruel cunt.

fear is your body's response to a perceived (aka cognitive based) threat. it evokes the fight or flight response. therefore, if the spider was shown close enough to OP, they probably felt endangered and thus the survival response was to fight for life. the OP said it was a severe phobia so this would be my guess. we just studied phobia's in abnormal psychology.

You're scared of something, so you kill it?

it's irrational. I have a severe fear of heights yet I'm a firefighter and have to go up ladders all then time.

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well she's not a spider either... just saying

i have severe coulrophobia (even a picture or drawing will set me off) and i have never killed a clown.

Not his fault, roommate knew he had archnophobia so he gets a pet tarantula? What an asshole sorry OP, that sucks.

ViviMage 38

Phobias are irrational fears. She freaked out just seeing it.

Her roommate owned the spider, the spider is the roommate's property. She damaged the roommates property. Also, since it was a pet, it could probably be considered animal abuse.

you guys clearly lack understanding of what a phobia is.

fuck him. what's he gonna do if you don't pay him? complain? his fault

Exactly. If you fuck him, he'll forget about the $500

yeah but then he will have inadvertently paid or a probably ugly, $500 hooker.

Wow ydi Why kill it? It wasn't like it would kill you in any way, or even hurt you. Man up and stop freaking out over such trivial things.

OP clearly said he/she has "SEVER ARACHNOPHOBIA". In case you're wondering what that is, look it up...

So OP has "cut off arachnophobia"? Interesting...

I'm shit scared of spiders, but I don't kill them. I make someone else put them back outside for me.

I'm shit scared of spiders, but I don't kill them. I make someone else put them back outside for me.

"sever" ? Anyway, there are people who have severe fears of dogs and clowns, but they don't kill dogs and clowns when they see them ! Just because you have an IRRATIONAL fear doesn't mean you have to kill the thing that makes you afraid ! Most people with truly severe phobias would be too afraid to act in that situation and would probably break down hyperventilating/sobbing rather than killing the thing they are afraid of.

If severe phobias mean I can kill it to make it get away.... those fuckin' clowns better watch out. Don't get all ethical on me now, I have a SEVERE case, after all. I'll do anything to make it go away. ;)

A fear of spiders is in not way "irrational". Seeing as some spiders are deadly and can kill you, being deathly afraid of them is a evolutionary way for people to stay way from or instants kill a possible threat to their life.

132- There are only a few, I can only think of about 4-5 that are deadly with treatment, which is easily obtainable at almost any hospital, and maybe 10-ish that can kill you without treatment if you are not a small child or elderly person. So please STFU spiders are very seldom deadly and almost never when they are not provoked. Almost every human has the ability to kill you, don't see many victims a phobia of humans do you.

"Anyway, there are people who have severe fears of dogs and clowns, but they don't kill dogs and clowns when they see them !" If someone with a fear of dogs has a dog jump up at them, they would likely try to swat it away. Same with any other large animal, and same with any small animal or insect, as long as the fear is there. A sudden and intense fear leads to the fight or flight response: people either run or try to swat the danger away. It's an automatic reaction that can't be helped. Because a spider is more fragile than a dog or a clown, that simple 'swat it away' response can be fatal for them, whether one intends to kill the spider or not.

First, everyone knows what fight or flight is, so the explanation was unnecessary. Anyway, the fight or flight response is suppressible : the OP could have taken a moment to assess the situation instead of being mean and killing the innocent spider ! Also, what about flight ? No matter how you put it, the OP really did have a choice and should have thought through his or her actions. Even if s/he was freaking out, s/he didn't have to kill the spider. Also, it's stupid to bring up the spider jumping on the OP because that's nowhere in the post. (Please excuse my English, it's not my first language.)

do you know why some snakes out there bite humans? Its because they are more afraid of humans then humans are afraid of snakes. what it comes down to it is that the roommate wanted to show op the spider, knowing fully well that op was afraid of them. Clearly the roommate wanted a good laugh at op reaction to see him/her to freak out, but what it comes right to it he/she acted out of reflex when his/her fears came up. Its really the roommate's fault for endangering his pet. op just acted out of defense like if a piousness snake saw a five year old (its sad but true). His/her roommate should have known what was going to happen