Monday, November 27, 2006

Because I can

Every now and then it dawns on you (and frustrates you) just how useful it would be to have a man around. This past week was spent housesitting for our very own NotCharlotte while she flirted her way through Wisconsin casinos. As I was getting ready one morning, I noticed movement out of the corner of my eye and was horrified to spy a mammoth spider. I don't do well with normal bugs, but when a large brown recluse-like spider is involved, I become a stupid girl through and through. Without making any sudden moves, I grabbed my things and backed out of the bathroom. I did try to kill it with the lid of a hamper but only succeeded in pissing it off. So, I did what any rational girl would do. I turned off the light, closed the bathroom door and shoved a sheet along the sill to "trap" it. The second or third thing to pop in my head was how nice it would be to have a man around to yell at to come kill the spider (or at least trap and release). Sigh. Instead, I did what any spider fearing girl would do. I got NotGraceful to stop by later that night to kill the spider in the bathroom. The damned spider, of course, was never heard from again.

10 comments:

NotCarrie said...

I didn't realize you were so afraid of them...but I did keep it to myself that the spider would probably be long gone by the time you got home. i didn't want to scare you more;)

NotMiranda said...

Ah, NotCarrie, I actually had a feeling it would be long gone, too. I knew a sheet would do nothing. It didn't stop me from trying to convince myself I was making a difference.

Anonymous said...

I realized that very same thing this weekend while dealing with lawn work...mowing, tons of leaves, etc. I would have been nice pawning that work off on someone else. I wouldn't have been dead ass tired Sat. night. :-)

Johnny said...

call 911 girl!

:P

Marko said...

He he, that was a cute post!

NotCharlotte said...

i still can't believe you let him LOOK THROUGH ALL OF MY CABINETS!

You owe me... seriously!

NewYorkMoments said...

Yes...men do have a natural purpose. Bug squashers.

Anonymous said...

oh i'm such a girl when it comes to creepy crawlies too. haha! it's then that i'm reminded why i need a man... to kill the creepy crawlies and change light bulbs haha!

annie said...

If ONLY I could get my husband to kill a spider! But he's the super kind one in our relationship.

He'd carefully trap that thing and let it go.

NotCarrie said...

Isn't it bad luck to kill a spider? Or is that a cricket?

I wouldn't kill it. I only go after fies.