Sunday, January 3, 2010

O . M . G .

OMG OMG OMG....! THIS just crawled across my hand:


And why do those things always come after me when I am sitting on the toilet? It's the second time I've been ambushed that way. This time, the monster was under the toilet paper. I went to grab a bit, and it raced out, right across my hand, and sat there on top of the toilet roll.

My reaction? What do you think? I screamed like a madwoman for a few seconds, then got my wits about me and ran out with my pants down!

And then of course I called for my husband and went for the camera. Meanwhile it retreated to the corner:


I shut Jorge in the bathroom with a can of Doom. He'd come out every 30 seconds or so saying "OK, it's dead now". Then he'd go back to dispose of it and call out "Oh, never mind. I lost it." So Milo and I stayed locked in the office, a towel shoved into the crack in the door, until the thing was good and flushed.

I'm such a wuss. I am still shaking.

9 comments:

Shannon said...

EEEEEKKKKKK! You made my boys day! I on the other hand am completely freaked out. They boys want to catch one and keep it as a pet. I am trying to figure out how I can get out of moving to Malawi.

Miriam said...

I would have freaked out too!

Jennifer said...

I react that way when I encounter the smallest of spiders. I can't IMAGINE what I would do if I came eye to eye with one of those!

Cristina said...

I think I would have passed out! I HATE spiders! I thought the ones in my in-law's basement were huge! I am freaked out now and the spider crawled on your hand! YUCK!

Jessica Powers said...

You are not a wuss. That thing is massive and scary!

Joan said...

That is NO cowering beastie.

cfox said...

I completely agree with all of your previous (and obviously intelligent) commenters. I typically don't have a problem with the little guys, but that one is huge! I got the heebie-jeebies just from the pic.

Tina said...

Holy Shit!!!!!! Is that thing poisonous????

dc writers group said...

Holy mother of...I would have died. I think my heart would have stopped beating and I would not have slept for months thinking that if there is one there's more! That is a big sucker.