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I Hate Spiders

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    Dreadful Creatures They Are

    I hate spiders. When I was either five or seven, I was showering and somehow had a spider crawl up my wet leg. How he managed to do that while water was dripping down, I have yet to know. This week (week 43) I have encountered three spiders. On Monday I woke from a nap on the...
    BounceAround BounceAround 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 24, 2013

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    Growing up and still to this day I have to get

    my mother to get them. Sometimes I just get them with fly spray but that isn't a really reliable way because the air from it makes them blow away and I can't find them. I hate it when they are in the shower or above the bath. Especially when they MOVE. A while ago there was a...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Nov 10

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    One of the best moments: Had a spider in my

    room. Tried desperately to find it and had no idea how it disappeared so easily. Spend ages looking for it. Suddenly I hear crackling. Yes, crackling. Coming from behind my door (which I think was closed) Look to see where the noise is coming from and there I see the sneaky bugg...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Nov 10

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    There's a spider in my bed 😭😖😣😢.

    Guess I won't be getting any sleep ever again EVER
    JuBear424 JuBear424 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    They give me the creeps.

    If it's huge, I will run out of the room. I've been brave and killed them, especially for someone. I'll be the hero! As long as it's not too big. The creepiest spider I've seen is the garden spider. It's the biggest I've seen outside of a cage. Stinkin' creepy.
    astrokitty4341 astrokitty4341 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 9

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    I just saw a SPIDER!!

    ! I don't know where it went!! Ill be In Alaska if u guys need me!!
    PANDASAREAWESOME67 PANDASAREAWESOME67 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 8

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    When I moved here I had no room to stay,

    so my step father gave up his room. His room was filthy and disgusting to say the least. But the first thing I noticed was the amount of daddy long legs everywhere!! Had to get the fly spray and manically spray like h*ll all over the walls! He didn't care or think anything of...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Nov 10

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    Whenever I see one, I immediately take off my

    shoe with no hesitation and start smashing it with a blank face.
    Jovanite Jovanite 13-15, M 2 Responses Oct 24

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    They are the most horrifying creatures on the

    planet. I wish they would all move to the Amazon or something or just stay out of my house. I'm grateful I don't live in an area with tarantulas. They would probably literally give me nightmares if i found one in my room.
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 3 Responses Oct 21

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    I saw a spider walking towards me in a exam

    before I didn't know if to scream, cry or just run out of the exam...worst moment of my life...
    ZnikiZ ZnikiZ 16-17, F Aug 24

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    (except for Tarantulas.

    ...those i like)Ever since i got bitten by a particularly nasty species... which still hasn't fully healed after.... *rolling eyes* i don't even remember how long it's been... It's getting better, but dang sure taking it's time about it.....I have no pity for them. 
    SweetKiester SweetKiester 41-45, F 4 Responses Feb 19

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    A normal night in my bed with my wife I

    remember scratching my right side of my forehead in my sleep The next morning was busy and had to drive for about 4 hours with my wife to see my friend. On the way my for head was a bit swollen I thought I was just tired and run down and got my wife to keep massaging the area...
    peterj202 peterj202 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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    I don't know why I'm

    so terrified of spiders. Even just thinking of one crawling around freaks me the hell out. A spider was once in the tub before I was about to shower- lets just say I did not take that shower.. For those of you who say "They are only small! They won't hurt you." You know what...
    Shyness03 Shyness03 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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    I'm not sleeping tonight.

    I saw a huge ******* spider in my room. So the dog is in here so no spiders eat me ^~^ i know its sounds stupid but seeing a spider in my room makes me extremely paranoid that either theres more or that its gonna eat me in my sleep even tho i killed it
    CanYouHearTheSilence CanYouHearTheSilence 13-15, T 2 Responses Aug 27

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    Another daddy long leg story.

    Well, a few years ago I opened my bedroom door and suddenly I see a daddy long legs running up the hallway. It was at night (when they come awake) It was coming from our spare room. Which is full of stuff.
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Nov 10

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    Creepy

    I just can not stand them I think it's the way they seem to creep about that freaks me out. I could never really hurt one if I see one I will try and get it and put it out. But in no way could I ever pick one up with my hands I think I would probably faint on the spot.
    gelroller gelroller 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 19, 2012

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    I have a very big fear of spiders.

    And it seems that as I get older it only gets worse. If I see one no matter what size I am afraid the rest of the day. I have a routine before I take a shower or get in bed to check for spiders. I cry like a little baby. And I have a fear that there will be one in my car well I...
    Trueinfinity Trueinfinity 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2013

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    They Are Not Normal!

    I cannot even begin to describe how bad my fear is of them! They actually freak me out! I live in England. The biggest spider over here is probably gotta be like daddy long legs, so they aren't that big. I mean my fear is that bad even the tiniest of spiders drives me crazy. A...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 15, 2013

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    I hate the thought the buggers are crawling

    everywhere at night. Seen so many of them at night time I managed to see just in time. And some I missed and couldn't spray because it was too late. Argh. I wish someone would kill every spider on earth. Burn it with fire!!
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Nov 10

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    I get so scared when I see a spider

    when I was little my cousin use to throw a huge rubber spider at me and it looked so realistic and recently I was in the pool a medium size spider walked on the leg man I can't tell you how fast I got out the pool
    Strange143 Strange143 16-17, F Aug 16

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    I have a bit of a routine myself

    which I do sometimes. I inspect every corner of my room for spiders before going to sleep. If I forget, I get my phone or ipad to shine on the walls and inspect. Not very reliable but it makes me feel better.
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Nov 10

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    Spider Photo Shoot

    I wrote a story once that needed an illustration that had Tarantulas. I caught a bunch of them and asked my daughters to be the "spider wranglers" for the photo shoot.They all said "HELL NO"! I had to try and keep the spiders within lense range myself.Before...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 3 Responses Nov 7, 2007

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    Spider Apocalypse

    So we have all survived the spider incident at the house. I breathed a big sigh of relief. I have got my house back and I can sleep easy. Then as I was sitting on my sofa my daughter screams there was a spider directly above my head. It was a little one but still it was scary...
    Queenie50 Queenie50 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 5, 2013

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    SPDERS RUIN MY DAY! I was sweeping up my

    workout room which is in my basement. My water heater and furnace are in the same room and when I swept around them I found...SPIDERS. I stopped sweeping, stopped my workout, loaded up my son and went to the store. Fml
    CamoCountryGirl CamoCountryGirl 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 16

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    Way Beyond Gross

    My daughter and I were watching TV about 12 years ago when running across the far wall,behind the TV comes a huge black wolf spider.It was the biggest spider i had ever seen. We both screamed and jumped up on the couch.(About 5 feet away). We fought over who was going to kill it...
    maureenb maureenb 46-50, F 4 Responses Nov 18, 2007

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    More of my hatred for spiders.

    This in particular daddy long leg spiders. Well, I went and stayed with my half brother when I was about 9 with my mother. His house was very dirty and the house was infested with daddy long legs. Not joking. The house had them everywhere. My half brother is a evil b*stard so...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Nov 10

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    They give me the creeps,

    I hate pretty much everything about them and honestly they are almost alien to me. I get so scared by them sometimes I can't kill them, especially when its a giant huntsman if I miss once then I know its going to disappear only to get revenge on me when I'm sleeping, I have no...
    SweetiePants SweetiePants 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    My kitty Toulouse was looking at me with sleepy

    eyes when all of a sudden they were very wide and open! I looked at where he was looking, (behind my head) and there was a spider. What a good cat. Also, there was this huge spider on my curtain a few weeks ago, biggest one ive seen in this house yet, and even a handyman who...
    Whinny00 Whinny00 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 19

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    Huge Spider

    Day before yesterday I went into the bathroom and something told me to look down. OMG OMG OMG beside the bath mat was a gigantic spider. It was so ugly, and looked poisonous, it had two humps and light brown. I screamed ran and got the Raid hoping it hadn't gotten away. Thank God...
    AwesomeAngel AwesomeAngel 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 16, 2012

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    Scary

    I am terrified of spiders.  I can’t stand them in my house and I pay the Orkin man to insure that I don’t see any.  Unfortunately I saw one the other day along with ants marching outside my home.  I have called the Orkin man and he will be to my rescue...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 10 Responses May 14, 2008

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    littlemisslonelyheart littlemisslonelyheart 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    The only thing worse

    than seeing a spider is going to get something to Kill it only to see when you get back its gone ... 👀😳 and now its on the loose... 😭
    TeddyOrTeddie TeddyOrTeddie 13-15, M 2 Responses May 3

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    I would much rather go toe to toe with a

    gorilla, have my arm torn off and get beaten to death with the bloody end than get near a spider. Even to squash it.
    Handyman25 Handyman25 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 22

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    There is something very horrible

    and sinister lurking in my recycling bin outside. I'm not going anywhere NEAR it. If someone else wants to pick up the recycling bin, it's their funeral. Not mine.
    GrandGizzard GrandGizzard 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 15

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    Small spiders keep falling from the ceiling

    and crawling onto my arms or in front of my face. It's like they have a game that if you come back from touching the giant alive you get to be an adult or something. I do not like it one bit.
    DinosaurPie DinosaurPie 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 19

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    Not sure if I've shared this one.

    Think I have but I'm not sure. Trampoline incident: So I was bouncing on our trampoline with a bunch of stuffed animals on the trampoline as well. Suddenly, I see a black fat looking spider crawling towards me!! Not sure what type of spider it was, but it was horrible and...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Nov 10

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    Thanks spider for almost crashing me into a

    pole. It was so sweet of you to creepily slide down your web in front of my eyes glaring at me.
    SheWasJaded SheWasJaded 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 1

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    Sophiaa18 Sophiaa18 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 20

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    I just saw a huge *** wolf spider

    and I forced my mom to kill it!!!!!
    dancerwithheart dancerwithheart 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    I was putting clothes in the wash

    when suddenly a big black hairy spider crawled across my had D: I ran away to get my shoes, then I death stomped that evil being D: eewww spiders!
    TheOceansBreeze TheOceansBreeze 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 28, 2013

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    Agh!

    I hate spiders. I've always been scared of them. and one has just run across my foot! D: it's huge! doesn't help there's been warnings of false widow spiders in Yorkshire. I'm gonna go hide under a rock with a dingo
    teemonkeysocks teemonkeysocks 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 19, 2013

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    I was just running down my stairs,

    yes I run, walking is too mainstream. There was a spider hanging down from the ceiling, sitting there, just waiting for me. He was probably planning this whole thing out. Anyway, I was running down the stairs and ran right into the spider, who then started crawling up my...
    PrincessKayleigh PrincessKayleigh 16-17, F 3 Responses May 13

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    Would anyone really care

    if spiders didn't exist? They are disgusting, vile, dirty creatures. Anyone love spiders? If you do..... Why don't you just marry one. Wait, imagine that, some sorry old tosser getting married to a hairy spider. Could you bang a spider? Probably not, if a man tried to...
    AFARASHLEY AFARASHLEY 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 27

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    Any know what kind of spider this is?

    Picture included. They are all over my car from when I left it parked for a week in a grassy area.
    term19911991 term19911991 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 25

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    Oh mister spider. Why must you torment me so?

    Why must you manipulate my family into thinking that a 5 year old girl miraculously snuck into our house and started screaming, when obviously twas I who committed the act? Oh mister spider, what have I done to deserve this? :P
    TheRonin TheRonin 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    Hate camel spiders the only one others don't

    mine but **** they get way bigger then pic Like way hugger
    Killerinstict Killerinstict 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    For a few months back in the summer this spider

    in my garage kept terrorizing me.Every time i went in the garage it would always be out somewhere waiting for me and appear every time.On the floor,on the wall,on my car,somewhere!.I exhausted 3 cans of Raid trying to put it through a slow painful death,but it always alluded me...
    24Jen 24Jen 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 9

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    I tried killing a spider.

    I can't find the body now.......... I don't feel safe in my room 0__0
    whassupoldlady whassupoldlady 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 9

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    So Much So...

    I'm up at my Daddy's yesterday for a grill out. We're all standing outside just shooting the...breeze...and he was saying how he has seen about 7 brown recluses in the past couple of weeks. I froze. I was standing in grass thinking, holy **** they could get me right now! Or I...
    GoldieMtZion GoldieMtZion 26-30, F 23 Responses May 27, 2008

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    *sees huge spider in bathroom* Me : ' Yo bro,

    whatcha doing here?' Spider: *wiggles it's hairy 8 legs * Me: ' Oh cool , cool.' *doesn't go to that bathroom for a 100 years*
    introvertlife introvertlife 18-21, F Apr 8

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    Strange143 Strange143 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    Yuck. Had to get one in my room.

    Daddy long legs. The most common kind. They love every room of the house and in any spot. Was above a poster of mine I had to spray which I'm not happy about. Just hope I didn't damage the picture. Spider flew in the air (the fly spray which releases a lot of air) and I was...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response