It may not be a big thing to you

But it was one helluva big step for me.

Hubby was down the way tinkering with a friend’s electrics on his boat so I was here on my own with the dog, who was giving it major ZZZzzzs on the bench.

Digital CameraThis picture was taken last year, but you get the idea.


Out of the corner of my eye, I saw movement.
And watched as a spider crawled up the table leg and onto Grandad’s foot.

Digital CameraGrandad

It was bigger than a money spider, with long front legs feeling its way along the felt, I suppose about ΒΌ” across.
You have to appreciate and understand the arachnophobia in me here

Anyway, getting a (large) piece of kitchen roll, and without a safety net, whip or chair,
lion tamerI opened the nearest window, encouraged Spidy to get on the paper, and shakily dropped him out of the boat.

laughing smileYou can stop laughing now.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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9 Responses to It may not be a big thing to you

  1. colinandray says:

    No laughing here. My daughter is paranoid about spiders and, in fact, blew a career opportunity because of it!

  2. Espirational says:

    Not crazy about spiders, but it’s mice that make me go totally silly. When I see a mouse I’ve been know to say, “I’ve got a cat and I’m not afraid to use it.” That’s of course after the shrieking (me and mouse) stops — Totally get this one.

  3. scifihammy says:

    Hilarious! And I don’t blame you at all. Spiders can have a nasty bite.
    I once stalked and mashed a large spider scuttling round my kitchen floor – only to discover it was actually a piece of fluff! πŸ™‚

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