Ark has long been trying to inspire compassion and friendship to spiders. I have long had a terrorized response to any spider. Over the last few years of reading Ark’s blog and seeing the many disturbing photos of the many beasts from hell he posts I got a bit braver and more desensitized. Yesterday a tiny spider, really tiny ran across my monitor. Rather than giving it a sudden end of existence, I got a sheet of paper towel, the only thing I had handy, and relocated it to a near by window sill. I had hoped it would take the hint and move on.
This morning as I sat down at my desk I noticed a larger version of the same spider busy running a web between my two large monitors I placed in a V shape. While I admired it work ethics and quick performance I couldn’t tolerate this, it took live and let live to a level I am not willing to abide by. So thinking the same trick with the paper towel would work I took a sheet and held it up to the busy creature. That is when it showed it’s true colors. I was trying to help and be tolerant, it was bound to terrorize me. It got on the sheet of paper towel and raced across it to my hand, I started trying to turn it quick enough to stay away from the demon. I ended up trying to twirl the sheet while doing a jig across the floor and the determined bitch kept getting closer to my hand. I ended up doing the manly thing and half way to the window throwing the paper towel sheet as far from me as I could, running from the room and changing all my clothes. Not kidding, I even inspected and slapped down my sneakers. Hugs