Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Destroy them ALL!!!

I witnessed something out of my own nightmares today, only happening to someone else.

I am on the bus.  We are stopped in traffic.  There is a small black  hatchback car beside the bus.  On the roof of that car is a MASSIVE huntsman spider.  Google it, cos I ain't gonna post a picture.  It was seriously bigger than my hand.  This was my reaction, and I was safe in the bus:


The two ladies sitting behind me had pretty much the same reaction.

While we watched in our own little bubbles of terror, the spider ran all over the car, and eventually over the passenger side window, which caused the woman sitting inside the car on the passenger side to totally freak.  It then ran down the door where she couldn't see it, and she seemed to settle down.

However, we on the bus saw something altogether more horrifying.  The massive spider then squeezed itself in the crack of the passenger front door... INSIDE THE CAR!!

All of us on the bus near her start waving frantically and pointing and freaking out, making that scream reaction again, and she just smiles and laughs and waves at us all, completely oblivious to the massive evil creature from hell that is now crawling in to get her.

They then turned a corner away from the bus and we have no idea what happened from then.

All I can say is that I've twitched and freaked and been jumpy all day.  I'm a total arachnophobe.  If I had mine I'd wipe them all from existence.


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BruganCampbell said...

OMG! That sounds like something from a movie. I hope she was alright!

I had one in here last night and couldn't relax until I knew it had gone!

Girl Clumsy said...

Cool story.

Spiders I can deal with relatively well... cockroaches and moths I loathe... and I'm pathologically terrified of geckos. Yuck.

Speaking of spiders - ask The Wah to tell you the "wolf spider" story sometime... ;)

Unknown said...

You need de-sensitisation therapy to cure your debilitating arachnophobia. Want me to sort it for you?

Sleepydumpling said...

Kerri, my friend Ian tried many years ago to do that by taking me to see Arachnophobia, the movie. I spent the entire movie in his armpit, sobbing.

It ain't gonna happen.

Anonymous said...

ARRRGGGG that's so not good!!

Janine / Being Brazen said...


Oh my goodness....SO HORRIBLE!!!!

Unknown said...

Well a movie like Arachnophobia would have been completely the wrong angle! De-sensitisation is just that a very very slow process not a jump in the deep end amongst the spiders in their webs

Sleepydumpling said...

Ahhh... no thanks Kerri.

Anonymous said...

A huntsman crawled up my arm monce when I was cleaning the pool. I was so terrified that I flicked it off onto the ground, where it wandered off.

Once I realised that all I had to do was flick them off, I haven't been scared of them since.

But they're still a bit freaky when they're in the car.

I heard of a man being let off a negligent driving charge when he explained that the reason he had stopped his car in the middle of the road (causing an accident) and leaped out was because an enormous spider dropped down from behind the sun visor.