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I Am Freaked Out By Spiders and Centipedes

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    Arachnophobia

    ok i have always been very scared of spiders.. theyre creepy and crawly. i want to share something that happened to me  at work a couple weeks ago. i was working on an aisle and well there was a black furry spider crawling on the shelf. well i typically freaked out a little...
    alwaysbeafriend alwaysbeafriend 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 11, 2007

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    Almost Gave Me a Heart Attack.

    I have always been freaked out by any kind of non-human creatures, no matter how big or small.  So, of course, insects fall into this category of horrifying creatures. I had never in my life seen a centipede.  The friendly, colorful, centipede xylophone that my...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 3 Responses May 1, 2009

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    YEAH!!! I totally love stomping spiders!! For everyone that doesn't know me, I am ALWAYS barefooted, so when I step on bugs, it's with my bare feet! I was just cleaning around my...
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    I've been getting off watching girl on girl **** and guy and girl **** so I guessing I'm getting wet for either sex so I'm trying to figure out if I'm bisexual
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    I know there was someone who was almost exactly like me, I never felt such a connection with another person before I was inspired by him n that was then I realised I was the same n...
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    I'd been out dressed for a walk in a nearby city. I was just there for the weekend specifically so I could dress up. This was when I was 20 or so and still getting used to going...
    amandatrane1 amandatrane1 51-55, T 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Even I can't figure myself out. I feel sad right now but I don't know why.
    sophiebelle27 sophiebelle27 26-30, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Not just big spiders, it can be a tiny little money spider and I'll still run away screaming.
    FeelingPeachy FeelingPeachy 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I killed 2 spiders today and I think I should have set them on fire. Lol
    Smurfette1 Smurfette1 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Hell, most spiders bigger than those really little ones and daddy longlegs scare the bejesus out of me. And I live in Australia - 1300 different breeds of spider alone, and some...
    trentley trentley 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    I hate all spiders in general; big , small , fat skin it doesn't matter !!
    froofykittenxoxo froofykittenxoxo 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    While making breakfast in the kitchen a few days ago, I saw a pretty big spider crawling across the tiles of my floor. Enter: call for mom mode! The spider was near me, and I...
    IndependenceLiberty IndependenceLiberty 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    FINALLY! A group of people who don't run at the sight of a spider, or worse, kill it... I have spiders everywhere in my house, and as they are indoors, I get worried if they can...
    nyanmoog nyanmoog 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Big, small, medium, tiny. ANY SIZE OF SPIDERS SCARES THE SHT OUT OF ME. There's a big spider?oh yeah yeah where? In my room? Alright i'll take care of it its okay. I'll just burn...
    sabrinabryn sabrinabryn 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    And every one in between!!!! I HATE SPIDERS!!!
    OrochimaruSama92 OrochimaruSama92 22-25, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    I don't understand why people are terrified of spiders. They eat bugs that want to eat me. I like spiders! I have little moths flying all around in my house. I'm sure their larvae...
    Mossonarock Mossonarock 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    there is a spider outside of my bedroom window. i talk to her every day. her life is kinda short. she needs someone to understand her. yes, I've named her Charlotte.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 6 Responses Aug 25

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    I have seen a large black widow come out of nowhere to take its prey and another one inject an ant with poison and build its web.
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M Aug 25

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    Yes, they're creepy looking with those six legs and those big bug eyes and them fangs... Yes, they crawl all over your room and even on you while you sleep... But ya know what? If...
    SeanaO SeanaO 22-25, F 8 Responses Aug 25

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    People misjudge spiders and other "creepy crawlies" far too quickly. I've watched many spiders build their webs from the start, and I have to say it's one of my favorite activities...
    idiopathic idiopathic 22-25, T Aug 24

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    I am scared of spiders not so much the very small ones but medium to large I am very scared
    susango1 susango1 31-35, F Aug 23

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    How To Turn Six Dollars Into Six Thousand Dollars: I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A little while back I was browsing through newsgroups just like you are...
    manusundr manusundr 46-50, M Aug 22

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    Erg, I don't know what it is but I cannot stand spiders. From the diminutive daddy long legs to the titanic tarantulas, just keep them away from me.
    SavinienBrassheart SavinienBrassheart 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    Loving this acronym! Next time I'll explain why I feel fine.
    piscesdame piscesdame 26-30, F Aug 20

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    HOLY HELL!! Just had a heart attack! Sitting on my bed, in the dark, typing on my computer and a ******* Wolf Spider comes crawling across the screen!!! Luckily I just gasped...
    GoldenHeart69 GoldenHeart69 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    Spiders are cool, when they're contained. I hate the wild ones that give you a little surprise by running across your desk when you're working.
    GeekiLizard GeekiLizard 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    SEXUALITY STORY Well, this was not the way you should come out to your parents. I did it on Facebook. I started dating a girl and changed my relationship status. Everyone freaked...
    AlexFucker AlexFucker 13-15, T 2 Responses Aug 18

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    I know that spiders are a lot smaller than I am and that I have no reason to be afraid of them, but I am still terrified of spiders. A couple of weeks ago I saw this spider in the...
    danielle1357 danielle1357 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    My boyfriend is a 48 year old married man. He's 25 years my senior and was my former boss. I now work in the same industry in the same vicinity so I'm still able to see him. He is...
    catsmp catsmp 22-25, F Aug 16

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    I need to rant. First of all, I feel horrible for feeling this way because I am SO privileged. Currently, I have no job and my only responsibility is towards myself and a little...
    Chrossy Chrossy 22-25, F Aug 15

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    I was having a crappie day this week. I just felt down. My wife left to have lunch with friends so I dressed in my favorite outfit to go afternoon shopping and just leisurely...
    jodiww jodiww 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 15

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    My fiancé is truly the only person who has a lot of me figured out. Even so, my fiancé still has a lot to learn and most people can't figure me out. I mean they try sometimes...
    FreightTrainOG FreightTrainOG 18-21, M Aug 15

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    A few of my friends and I have gotten together and gone out to eat quite a bit this summer. Usually it's someplace like McDonald's or Taco Bell or someplace that doesn't cost a lot...
    danielle1357 danielle1357 13-15, F Aug 14

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    You know what? Screw it. I don't know what to do with all this new found compassion. I want to help people but I think a lot of what I have to say falls on deaf ears. I don't...
    ItisonlyI ItisonlyI 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 14

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    I'm so stressed out, my grandparents decided they were going to "help," me out of the situation with my step-mother by forcing me into going to Job Corps here in my state. Let me...
    IcySongBird IcySongBird 18-21, F Aug 13

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    My mom just said "I'm going to put you between two pieces of bread" XD
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    I really need to find a way to avoid this burn out. I try so hard to be "good". Try not give into anxiety or depression. Try not to let my emotions control me, and maintain fair...
    ambivalentFriability ambivalentFriability 18-21 1 Response Aug 12

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    Chad, pictured here, asked me one day after our last college class if I was interested in helping him participate in a emergency training that he had volunteered for his health...
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