"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Arachnophobe tip

Replace carpets with laminate or wood flooring. Spiders move more slowly across its smooth surface, making it easier to stamp on them. Either that or the one I killed the other night was in its dotage. I'm just proud of myself for being able to get close enough to do the necessary. A gold star for that, I think!


Dale said...

Or perhaps consider keeping a snake or two. Snakes eat spiders, don't they? Do they? OK then. A bird? Birds eat 'em. They do. You can't rely on Keith, after all. He's only got one good stamping foot.

Jennyta said...

Keith can't stamp with either of his feet, Dale. Bit of a let-down really. After all, why else does one keep a man in the house but to kill the spiders? ;)

Silverback said...

Ah that explains a lot......if your man can't 'put his foot down' now and then.

Back to the spiders and a wooden floor, I had that done a year ago and I seem to see MORE spiders now than when they were hidden in the carpet. They scuttle across at a fair old speed though and it's quite funny to see them try and get a grip on the polished surface.

I just let them get on with it and find their dark place. I'm heavily into symbiosis - although that might just be cause I'm too lazy to get out of my recliner to squish one.


Yorkshire Pudding said...

No gold star just a plea that you cease your genocide! Spiders are beautiful creatures which deserve our respect not our stamping feet! I shall dress up in a hairy spider suit and come to see you in your place of work! See all the little children run! See the teacher running! Jennyta is crying! Jennyta is so sad. The big hairy spider is gobbling her up!

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Now Jennyta is smiling!

Silverback said...

Now YP is squished.

Hear the children cheering.

Hear Jennyta cheering too.

Hear Elton sing 'The Circle Of Life'


Jennyta said...

Didn't realise you were such a sadist, YP!
Ian, justice will be done!

krip said...


Jennyta said...

Et tu, Krip? :(

Silverback said...

Wow.....I'm full after just one.


Shooting Parrots said...

Wow, you're on your own for once:o)

Read my lips: Spiders are nice things. They are pest controllers and webs are things of beauty,

Stub out the stamping!

Jennyta said...

No they're not!!!


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