Thursday, June 28, 2007

Spiders

Had to retire upstairs because the biggest spider just crawled accross the lounge floor. No one in the house to deal with it, and I am not willing to try out my phobia cure just yet.

Oh no, grizzly - dont like spiders. I used to live in an old cottage (I was 8 at the time). No proper plumbing - outside toilet. You know whats coming dont you? The brick building (proverbial brick sh**t house) had a sloping roof and where the roof met the floor was a nest of webs that housed some of the largest spiders known to mankind that must have been lurking since the dawn of time - a whole new species had evolved and interbred in that toilet. Double bodies, triple bodies - eyes on stalks. Oh hideous. Imagine being stuck on the toilet - not a nice quick wee wee but having to sit it out with those beasts closing the space between the door and your dangling feet. (Shudder)

Still get the shakes when in toilets unless they are beautifully modern. Still get the heebie jeebies at spiders... and relax! Trouble is I cant relax, I know its down there in the lounge somewhere, and I dont know where it is, which means that it could run out at any moment. Panic fluster...

7 comments:

Chopski said...

I'm there with you on spiders! They make my skin crawl! I have to get my good lady to get rid of them!! Yuck!!

Vi vi vi vooom!!!!!!!! said...

You wouldn't do well in OZ, mate! Lucky you didn't read my spider post a couple of weeks ago!

Queen Vixen said...

Good to hear arachnophobia is alive and well in blog land. The beast last night resembled Shelob - still not gone into the lounge

Vi: you are sooo right. Got relatives in Oz, free accomodation, etc etc. What stops me going?, hunstmen spiders! Of course my ozzie cousins think I am pathetic - which when it comes to spiders, I am!

Kahless said...

Spiders.... shudder, shudder, shudder.

Good for the garden though!

Pixie said...

Spiders UGH!
px

DJ Kirkby said...

I am not scared of spiders and good thing too in our house as Chopper and number 1 son are... However I can see why you developed a phobia about them, excellent post, great writing, very vivd!

Queen Vixen said...

Thank you dj, I appreciate your comments and I am working on my spider thing. Seeing them as weavers of webs symbolic of the web of life helps - plus giving them names. It is a complex phobia as my father had it too so there was no potent parent to step in and 'save'. I took my life in my hands when I went to that loo.

Kahless and Pixie: Glad you understand. They are good for the garden, and the flies and they deserve to live.