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22-09-2015, 08:35 AM
RE: Woman jumps from car, causes crash due to spider.
I honestly don't understand peoples' fear of spiders. Even if a poisonous spider is crawling on you, you're probably fine if you don't freak out. When living alone, I don't even bother getting rid of spiders I find in the house. One time as I was laying down I saw a whole bunch of tiny spiders on my ceiling right above me, as if an egg sack had hatched in my bedroom. I just went to sleep. Within a couple days they were gone. I suppose they probably ate each other and/or dispersed and made homes in various hiding spots around the house. If I spot a poisonous spider (black widows would pop up from time to time when I lived in Las Vegas), sure I'll get rid of it if for no other reason than because I know my cats are too stupid to not try and eat it.

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22-09-2015, 08:39 AM
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I don't think people are afraid of spider because they're dangerous....it's just...well, because they're fucking spiders.

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22-09-2015, 08:43 AM
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Spiders are adorable. Are you people scared of puppies too? Tongue
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22-09-2015, 08:44 AM
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(22-09-2015 08:35 AM)yakherder Wrote:  I honestly don't understand peoples' fear of spiders. Even if a poisonous spider is crawling on you, you're probably fine if you don't freak out. When living alone, I don't even bother getting rid of spiders I find in the house. One time as I was laying down I saw a whole bunch of tiny spiders on my ceiling right above me, as if an egg sack had hatched in my bedroom. I just went to sleep. Within a couple days they were gone. I suppose they probably ate each other and/or dispersed and made homes in various hiding spots around the house. If I spot a poisonous spider (black widows would pop up from time to time when I lived in Las Vegas), sure I'll get rid of it if for no other reason than because I know my cats are too stupid to not try and eat it.

It's an irrational yet natural response. I mentioned it in my previous posts here. It's like a phobia. Even if you are 100% sure the spider is not poisonous, it can scare you. I don't mind spiders that much, but I've cried and cried because of wasps, grasshoppers and cockroaches, so I can understand it.

I'm kind of sick and tired of explaining this to men tbh Tongue Women tend to be more sensitive to that stuff.

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22-09-2015, 08:45 AM
RE: Woman jumps from car, causes crash due to spider.
JD, I can't believe you are not using this as an opportunity to post your dancing spider video. Wink
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22-09-2015, 08:47 AM
RE: Woman jumps from car, causes crash due to spider.
(22-09-2015 08:44 AM)undergroundp Wrote:  
(22-09-2015 08:35 AM)yakherder Wrote:  I honestly don't understand peoples' fear of spiders. Even if a poisonous spider is crawling on you, you're probably fine if you don't freak out. When living alone, I don't even bother getting rid of spiders I find in the house. One time as I was laying down I saw a whole bunch of tiny spiders on my ceiling right above me, as if an egg sack had hatched in my bedroom. I just went to sleep. Within a couple days they were gone. I suppose they probably ate each other and/or dispersed and made homes in various hiding spots around the house. If I spot a poisonous spider (black widows would pop up from time to time when I lived in Las Vegas), sure I'll get rid of it if for no other reason than because I know my cats are too stupid to not try and eat it.

It's an irrational yet natural response. I mentioned it in my previous posts here. It's like a phobia. Even if you are 100% sure the spider is not poisonous, it can scare you. I don't mind spiders that much, but I've cried and cried because of wasps, grasshoppers and cockroaches, so I can understand it.

I'm kind of sick and tired of explaining this to men tbh Tongue Women tend to be more sensitive to that stuff.

Now roaches I can understand. You see even one in the house, and that's bad news. Unless, of course, your house is full of spiders who would happily help you take care of the infestation.

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22-09-2015, 08:49 AM
RE: Woman jumps from car, causes crash due to spider.
I'm arachnophobic. I'm pretty happy to be actually. If I wasn't I don't think I'd have half the sympathy for irrationality that I do have. Had a mate who was terrified of cats. It was pretty fun. Gigantic 6 foot black man and if he saw a cat *he'd* be the one climbing trees. I'd have laughed except I was too preoccupied running away from the spiders.

Ya see, it's a phobia. As in totally irrational and more or less uncontrollable. I've heard you can overcome it - sometimes people go for some kind of therapy where they end up picking the damn things up. I have absolutely zero desire to conquer my fear if in the said conquering I have to pick up a spider. Fuck that.

I've improved since I discovered that killing spiders with a broom is very straightforward. Otherwise I just freak the fuck out.

Having said that I can override my fear if I absolutely need to. Like, in the situation mentioned in the OP, I think I *probably* could have stayed calm up to the point where I'd got the kid out the car safely, and then had a heart attack...

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22-09-2015, 09:14 AM
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Fuck you yak header. (I write this after retrieving my phone from the far side of the room). Angry


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22-09-2015, 10:21 AM
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(22-09-2015 08:45 AM)jennybee Wrote:  JD, I can't believe you are not using this as an opportunity to post your dancing spider video. Wink

Forgot about them lol

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22-09-2015, 06:00 PM
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(22-09-2015 08:43 AM)yakherder Wrote:  Spiders are adorable. Are you people scared of puppies too? Tongue
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No they're not!

Black widow spider bite
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And that's one of the nicer photos I found of spider bites. Some of them are barf inducing.

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