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I Don't Like Spiders

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    Thirsty

    W hen I was pregnant I would get really thursty in the middle of the night. So I would keep a cup of something to drink on the window ledge above my bed.   One morning I woke up and as usual reached up for my cup and took a big gulp of my fruit punch. Right before I...
    KarmaKatcher KarmaKatcher 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 7, 2007

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    There is a fecking huge house spider in my room

    Wtf. I'm scared. R,I,P chelsea.
    CallMeChelsea CallMeChelsea 16-17, F Jul 31

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    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M Jun 7

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    I Love, I Love, I Love Spiders

    Look at their webs, and how they create everything - they are so very complex and unusual. Do you think it is so easy to coordinate 8 legs also? Without errors? Spiders are very small, but maybe smarter than most of the people who can never multitask or similar. They are very...
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 3 Responses Aug 6, 2009

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    I Hate Spiders!

     I don't know why exactly, but spiders completely freak me out. Nothing else really bothers me. I don't mind snakes or anything else, just ******* spiders. I have my wife kill them, because they make me nauseous.
    PainTrained PainTrained 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 9, 2009

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    Spiders! Yikes!

    OK I can't help it.  Spiders are gross-looking with strange round centers and furry six legs.  And any of them could bite, you just never know what ones will!  I am not prejudice either... I hate all spiders equally and their webs!  I don't go out of my way to...
    Valentine Valentine 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 18, 2007

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    DreadlockJesus DreadlockJesus 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 31

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    Little Bastards!

    I got bit by some kind of spider about 10 months ago. I think I got bit by what they call a hobo spider in Utah. It started out with a fever and swelling of my hands and feet. Then I noticed a huge bit on my hip. Soon after I started itchy everywhere. I still do. I have had to...
    marinewife24 marinewife24 26-30, F Sep 21, 2007

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    Just Spider-rific!

    Okay, you can call me crazy here and that's fine but spiders like me. I am fearful of them and I don't even have to see them but they will come up, no doubt hoping for a bite. Now I know this is probably funny but I have been cornered by a spider a few yrs back. It was crazy, I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 7, 2012

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    Glad I Don't Remember

    For some it's snakes, for others it's siders. But I never really understood why it had to have eight legs and fur for me to be petrified with fear until my mother related this story to me. I was 2 years old and my mother used to buy a box of bananas from the grocery store in...
    Mehameha Mehameha 51-55, M 3 Responses Jan 25, 2011

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    AARRRRGH!!!!!!!!

    its the big big ones that turn me hysterical the ones that delibaretly hide from you and pounce when you aren't looking!when you see one then you blink where do they go???Im sure they wear an invisible suit. Anybody had any in there beds!!! errrr Id never get over that little...
    blondiesindy blondiesindy 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 28, 2008

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    Noooo

    Spider's freak me out so much...ah. One time when I was a kid I felt something crawling on my neck...went it smack it off and it was a spider with a egg sack...ahhhh little spiders eww
    ForeversNever ForeversNever 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 11, 2008

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    The Song You Thought You Knew

    The Itsy Bitsy Spider Crawled Up The Water Spout. Down Came The Rain, And Washed The Spider Out. Out Came The Sun, And Dried Up All THe Rain. And The Itsy Bitsy Spider Crawled UP The Spout Again. The Itsy Bitsy Spider Crawled In From The Sun. Crept Into The Crib, And Found...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 17 Responses Jul 5, 2007

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    Give Me a Snake Anyday

    But if I walk through a spiderweb get out-a my way. lol   I'm gettin it off. I hate spiders.  I can kill em if I see em. So it isn't a freaky scared of em. I guess it's the fear of the bite that gets me. more than the spider it's self.  
    BlueGeorgia BlueGeorgia 41-45, M 11 Responses Oct 7, 2007

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    I Don't Dislike Spiders, But......

    Australia has an abundance of toxic, venomous and downright dangerous fauna. A recent survey of tourists found the the most feared creature is the Huntsman spider. The Huntsman is quite a large spider, with a body up to 30mm and a span the size of a mans hand. They are long...
    optic140 optic140 56-60 1 Response Oct 24, 2008

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    We Lived In a House Briefly

    (less than a month)...that we discovered had an infestation of Brown Recluse spiders, and I was deathly afraid that we would get bitten...I didn't really mind them before I encountered those and learned what they can do...now I even have nitemares about them and will absolutely...
    allycat419 allycat419 46-50, F Aug 18, 2008

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    My Dog Eats Spiders

    i have a real fear of spiders and have done since childhood when one got caught in my hair and my sister scared me by screaming at me to stay still stay still!...of course this panicked me and i was going nuts as a hunchbacked fat spider dangled from my hair. When i had my son i...
    thehippy thehippy 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 16, 2009

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    Baby Wolf Spiders

    Okay I hate the eight legged creeps. One time this big baby wolf spider got into my house. I was home alone. I saw it run in, then it disappeared. I ran to the kitchen, grabbed the biggest steak knife I could find, and retreated to my bedroom. I was freaking out.
    Alphabeta3 Alphabeta3 13-15 Mar 18, 2013

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    Japanese Spiders

    When I lived in Japan we shuttered the windows at night to keep burglars out.  I'd do outside in the morning and open the shutters, only on occasion to find a spider lucking.  Their body was around 6 inches across and with the legs they were around 9-10 inches wide...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 4 Responses May 20, 2008

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    Childhhood Trauma

    I had a jar of spiders and bugs poured on me while a group of kids held me down in grade school.   Ever since then, I can't stand them.   I can't even look at a picture of them.   My dad used to tell me that they are more scared of me than I am of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 25, 2007

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    It was just this morning to OMG!

    !!.. I woke up so tired & blurry & i thot it was hair or button that kinda looks like a bug spider as i got closer it moved i had my pajamas half way off cuz i was about to sit on the toilet looking at it & i screamed & crying & ran out of my bathroom telling my husband thurs a...
    missyluvsmissy4me missyluvsmissy4me 41-45, F Jul 31

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    Soo.. You are in bed,

    and you see a spider against the wall, u stand up and grab something to smash it, and then its gone... Haha i ******* hate them . . I always freak out when I see one (even a tiny one)..
    HeeyItsParisHere HeeyItsParisHere 13-15, F Jul 31

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    Petrified

    I cannot and will not go near them!!! They hate me and I hate them, they stalk me, they really do!! When I first moved into my house they were everywhere, huge hairy disgusting spiders with fangs, yes I swear they had fangs. Some carried baseball bats and wore doc martin boots...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 7, 2007

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    Dang movie. Arachniphobia.

    Now all are yuky spooky.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Jul 31

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    I Hate Them Too!

    A lot of people think it's funny that they freak me out so much, but they're about the only thing in life that really terrifies me.  My partner loves to stir me about them, too. My daughter was absolutely beautiful the other day and overcame her fear of them to kill a...
    ravensong ravensong 46-50, F Jul 4, 2008

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    Ugghhh

    I have never liked spiders.  I am not sure why, but I've had this fear for the longest time.  Even looking at the word, or pictures, it makes me cringe.  I have gotten a little bit better, to where I don't cry like a little girl when I see one.  I still try to...
    derekthetech derekthetech 21-25, M Jul 5, 2007

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    Spiders

    i dont know why i'm just terrified of them an i live in the uk so they are harmless here
    purplepaws purplepaws 31-35, F 5 Responses Oct 27, 2008

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    Something So Small Strikes So Much Fear

    I really don't care for them, I really really don't care for spiders. I don't run and scream but if suprised I will, with no regret towards my reaction. But if I see them from a distance, and I know I am safely away from them ever touching me, I am facinated to look...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 10, 2008

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    Shivers and Chills

    I really don't. We can co-exisit if I just don't see them. They can be outside or in and take care of all the little bugs around, that's fine. I just don't want to see you or run into your web. Oh, jeeez! Shivers and chills run up and down my spine. And the big ones I've...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 27, 2008

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    Zey Become Vacuumed, Yees.

    I don't fear most animals. Snakes, mice, potato bugs, possums... I have no problem with them. In fact, I'm actually very fond of them. But spiders... eesh. I'm not so fond of them. I'm not certain why. I've just always been afraid of them. It used to be that I was terrified of...
    SheistheLorax SheistheLorax 18-21, F Jul 10, 2008

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    I Am Really Scared of Spiders

    When I was a little girl and living with my real father I had to older step brothers that were so mean.  They would hold me down and get handfulls of the grandaddy long legs and put them down my shirt.  Now if I see a spider it freaks me out.  My husband bought a...
    rondat rondat 41-45, F 6 Responses Dec 8, 2007

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    Car Spider

    There was one that made a web on my drivers side mirror on my car this morning.  I didn't have anything to knock it down with so I just took off and got on the freeway.  The little bastard hid between the mirror and the casing and never fell off.  Amazing how well...
    oraclesknight oraclesknight 26-30, M Aug 14, 2007

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    They Scare Me.

    Once I chased after a black bear because I was  "mad" that he pushed down my favourite organic apple tree. (no gun I just ran after him like a crasy man) But when a see an  itsy bitsy spider I run in the opposite direction. Cheers!
    Nanoose Nanoose 51-55, M Jan 27, 2008

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    The very tiny ones are ok,

    anything bigger and I freak out completely.
    ApollosArrow ApollosArrow 18-21 Jun 17

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    With Extreme Prejudice

    i was sitting on the sofa watching good morning, america, and i saw what i thought was a clump of thread.  not unusual, as i had been folding laundry last night.  i reached down to pick it up with my toes (yeah, i'm good like that) and it MOVED!  i had almost...
    trugingerbred trugingerbred 26-30, F May 20, 2008

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