A spider has taken over my bathroom

29 Mar

Of my irrational fears, my fear of spiders is definitely the one I find the most annoying.  It’s so expected, so girly to fear spiders, but I can’t help it.  I hate them and they scare me.

So, a few minutes ago, while I was in the shower, there was a spider.  It was crawling on the wall across from me.  While I was naked in the shower and 100% vulnerable to spider attacks.  (AH!)

The worst of it is, after he made his appearance, he promptly disappeared.  Which is worse than if he had stayed on the wall looking at me while I showered.

I’m not gonna lie. I was freaking out. He disappeared on the same wall that my towel hangs on, which means, of course that my brain flipped to “What If” mode and then I became determined that he was IN my towel, nesting or creeping or doing whatever it is that spiders full of spite and hate and human-loathing do to towels.

I weighed my options.  I could stay in the shower for two hours until Andrew came home and rescued me.  I could throw open the shower curtain, run to the linen closet and grab another towel all while running the risk of exposing myself my neighborhood through our GIANT windows (while also risking being mistaken for a giant bug and thus eaten by devil spider).  Or, I could carefully, slowly, cautiously shake the hell out of the shower curtain to ensure that no evil devil spider was attached, step carefully, slowly, cautiously out of the shower and carefully, slowly, cautiously shake the hell out of  my towel.

I picked option three but the whole time I was in there I was determined he was on the towel.   It was so hard not to scream and jump and have a complete girliness attack of Spider Hate.

Oh, and then, just so you understand the nerve of this spider, he made another appearance.  I went back to the bathroom to get my laptop (I was playing music on it while showering, is that weird or do other people like music in the shower as well?) , and there he was.  On the wall, next to my head.

And so now I’m afraid to go back in there.  Because I, ladies and gentlemen, am a giant wuss.

Also, I might have broken my toe running out of the bathroom.


6 Responses to “A spider has taken over my bathroom”

  1. Liz March 29, 2008 at 3:29 PM #

    It’s not irrational, it’s survival.

  2. instatick March 29, 2008 at 3:45 PM #

    Liz, you and I know that, but I’ve got to at least try to save face 🙂

  3. Michelle March 29, 2008 at 7:14 PM #

    Hahahaha…I’m the same way around spiders–completely irrational!! And I HATE when they disappear!

  4. Ash March 30, 2008 at 3:56 PM #

    Well, it might have something to do with the two times I got the spider-bites-from-hell that wouldn’t heal – remember those? The dermatologist thought they might be brown recluse. The first one was an open hole for like six weeks…the second one I medicated and then sealed in a gel bandage right away and it only took three weeks to heal…only…btw, T., you might not want to have your computer in the bathroom – the moisture is not good for it…

  5. turnonthestars March 31, 2008 at 3:39 AM #

    I once had one crawl up the inside of the shower curtain while I was in the shower. It was Christmas Day 2002.
    I wouldn’t have slept until I knew the thing was dead.
    Hooray! We can all hate spiders together!

  6. Crystal May 5, 2009 at 2:56 PM #

    Wow, I found your post by accident! I googled “I have a spider problem in my bathroom” and here I am.

    I found 8 spiders in my bathroom yesterday (3 while showering) and two this morning! Needless to say my nerves are wrecked right now lol. Now I have to go clean the bathroom and I KNOW those things are going to try to eat me >_>

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