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I Don't Like Spiders

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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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    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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    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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    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 12 Responses Oct 7, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response 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 18 Responses Jul 5, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    DinosaurPie DinosaurPie 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    Apologies in advance: this is a longer rant. Most sitcoms disturb & anger me because much of the humor is mean-spirited & involves humiliating other people. I like witty, creative...
    LuminousMotes LuminousMotes 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I have demonstrated I don't care about the pervert EP community that don't like I get their stories remove that promote ********* content. They are upset they don't have the same...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M Mar 27

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    Hello guys, I hope you're all doing well. I sort of hesitated about the idea of posting my experience here but I decided to do so. I sort of think that I have been a schizoid my...
    Bloodyshrines Bloodyshrines 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    I don't care if you don't like me...I don't even like you too so stop minding my business and get a life of your own.
    Kaksy Kaksy 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 14

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    I think I don't like them because they seem too busy for me most of the time. I don't care so much that they're busy but if I go to a doctor, I want them to listen to me, listen to...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    I don't like seeing rude comments anywhere! Come on people - step it up a little. People who come here and poetically pour their heart out don't do it to get rude comments! They...
    GeekyLittleThing GeekyLittleThing 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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    My in laws hate me yet they don't know me. They blame me for everything my husband does or doesn't do that they don't like. I've been with my husband 5 years yet I don't think I've...
    l2thedoublej l2thedoublej 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I... I don't like players, I'm just usually not in the same game they are and it's like I'm that dumb bird who's flying around the baseball field and almost gets hit with the ball...
    fearlessbae fearlessbae 16-17, F Mar 25

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    It's crazy. If you could see me in the flesh, you might say I am not fat and you'd tell me to stop whining and all but I just don't like the way my belly bulges.Honestly, I'd agree...
    baseCharlie baseCharlie 18-21, M Mar 27

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    I don't exactly dislike everyone; I just don't like most people. I don't expect most people to like me either.
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 70+ 1 Response Apr 13

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    I wouldn't say I don't like eating per say. I just don't know the aftermath. I have ednos and I know I should eat, but I feel like once I do, I won't be able to stop. My mind says...
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F Apr 14

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    It's just a pet peeve of mine. Yes, "I do like Cookies". No. I don't like cookys. That's just an example. I also hate it when the groups don't make any sense or even when the...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    It's not in a 'i'm too good for people' kind of way, its just that i don't feel any connections to them. I don't like relationships that are entirely based on small talk and i hate...
    grungehippy grungehippy 18-21, F Apr 16

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    It's not that I don't like him... It's i fricken hate politics.
    Awesome5790 Awesome5790 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I feel the same way I think they don't like me because of my race what's your reason
    beingamermaidismydream beingamermaidismydream 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I love her she is my mum but she is a horrible one she has been in and out of prison abusive and thinks I need to respect her even when it hurts me. I don't like her as a human...
    Mybiscuits Mybiscuits 16-17, F Apr 1

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    OMG THIS SO MUCH. Idk maybe I'm just self-conscious or smth???? Idk but I don't like being touched by strangers. Especially when we sit in the hall & my knees touch another person...
    ELSAhugsyou ELSAhugsyou 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    I don't like to be drunk. It's the worst feeling ever
    LucyPerez LucyPerez 36-40, F Apr 15

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    i like a lot of people then when we talk for a bit i don't like them because they have some pretty bad qualities. like racism,prejudice,thievery,or wanting to commit an horrible...
    TheSouless TheSouless 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    It's definitely more so the unavailable than don't like me. In this story I'm going to talk about several different guys. I'll mention their name at the beginning of each story...
    cemarie128 cemarie128 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I really don't like them, mainly anything I want to do, they would say negative things about so I won't do it. Many times I have to fight for it. They never support anything that I...
    Dragonwarrior01 Dragonwarrior01 18-21, M 17 hrs ago

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    I have been told some of the most random things on here. Guys will send me a message to look at their wife, tell me about how they saw their daughter do this or that, helped some...
    ballen0420 ballen0420 36-40, M Apr 2

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    I know I'm not hideous, nor mentally deficient, nor excruciatingly boring. I know I'm average. But to me, average equates boring. Just because I'm not ugly doesn't mean I'm not...
    shafaz shafaz 18-21 1 Response Apr 15

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    I really hate spending time with my husbands mother and sister . They come across as very superficial, and I literally feel exhausted from trying to make conversations with them...
    Ajbean Ajbean 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    It sickens me. Especially how they bring religion into it and say that God hates gays, like really? If someone grows up feeling that way, and likes the same sex, LEAVE THEM ALONE...
    levanlee levanlee 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago