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I Have Trouble Killing a Spider

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    I saw a spider in my room one time

    and had someone kill it for me and even then I didn't sleep in my room for a week
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 30

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    Yessss

    Okay, well... 1) I feel bad killing any living thing be it ant, mosquito, fish, spider or plant. I actually feel bad "killing" non-living things as well like a plate or what have you. 2) Spiders freak me the hell out. I'm terrified of spiders. I have to work...
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F Jan 12, 2009

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    I get pretty creeped out by spiders.

    I don't like them one bit. There's an old superstition that spiders are a sign of good luck, so I don't kill them ...for the most part...well, maybe just sometimes. We lived in Germany and they have absolutely huge spiders there, they hang in the windows of the basement, this...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2013

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    Why Do They Have to Get So Big?!

    I have commented on stories in this experience, but have now accumulated them here: Shortly after I moved to the UK a huge hairy garden spider walked across the living room floor, I had never in my LIFE seen a spider so big!  And it was hairy too!  I was completely...
    prairiezephyr prairiezephyr 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 13, 2009

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    I Couldn't Do It!

    I can't kill anything innocent! I don't care how small it is, I just can't do it! :(
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 10, 2011

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    Apologies

    It is not conscience based, it is based on a disgust of the squashed spider remains and what if i don't kill it right and it runs half squashed around, all over the apartment, seeking revenge that night whilst i am asleep i hate earwigs most of all- that is why my hair always...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 12, 2009

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    Can't Get Close Enough

    If I could then I would....only problem being i can't bring myself to get close enough to squish it!! I have a great fear of spiders. I can't be in the same room as them, they scare me so bad. I would LOVE to be hypnotised so that they didn't bother me anymore, I have had so much...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 30, 2007

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    Not Me!

    I have absolutely no qualms about killing any kind of creeping crawling spider!!!
    freedomlovingypsy freedomlovingypsy 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 25, 2009

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    Ew

    I don't know what I'm going to do if I ever live alone. I suck at killing anything except ants. Most of the time I get someone else, but I'm also unwilling to wake anyone up to kill a spider for me, so usually if I'm the only one up I'm just like, "You were lucky...
    fitterhappiervelcro fitterhappiervelcro 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 12, 2009

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    It Was Really a Monster.

      Just an observation in the life of Coffeemate.  Why is it in a gay relationship, the one with the stronger personality is always the one who runs from the spiders? I have 2 creepy spider stories that I couldn't kill with my own hands.  The worst of the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 13, 2009

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    Saved One From My Boss

    Once my boss and I spotted a spider making it's way across the floor at work. She was going to step on it but then I stopped her. I took a piece of paper and made the spider climb onto it, then safely placed it outside. My boss thought I was crazy.
    SerenaDragonfly SerenaDragonfly 22-25, F Dec 26, 2011

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    I'd Feel Terrible

    I don't have trouble killing flies or wasps or anything but I'd feel terribly guilty if I ever killed a spider. Maybe it comes from reading Charlotte's Web and James and the Giant Peach about twenty times each when I was a kid. It would just seem wrong and cruel. My best friend...
    sezziy sezziy 22-25, F May 10, 2010

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    My Flat In the Sticks

    We had a canal at the end of our garden. And in the summer we were prone to various insects and spiders and anything else creepy to venture into the flat. My friend gaves us this hoover thing to suck up the spiders so we didn't have to actually kill them, or get too close to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jan 14, 2009

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    Spidey0 Spidey0 26-30, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I hate all spiders in general; big , small , fat skin it doesn't matter !!
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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...
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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...
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    ayoitsrayray ayoitsrayray 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Found a spider in my shower today. I had finished the shampoo and experienced the ugliest thing ever. All through my conditioning I was on edge, ready to scream and run at any...
    Kristina00089 Kristina00089 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    ewww, I just don't like the thought of em! creepy! esp after watching those giant spider movies! yikes!
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 1 day ago

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    And every one in between!!!! I HATE SPIDERS!!!
    OrochimaruSama92 OrochimaruSama92 22-25, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    Right now I'm not in a relationship. I have very few friends. A very close friend just went off to college.other friends are pot heads. I'm okay with that but I don't smoke and and...
    Daavviid Daavviid 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    the anxiety is overwhelming, its days like today that I really have trouble pushing on. hard to find real reason to anyway.
    EvilPrincess87 EvilPrincess87 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I said hello to a spider today. if I were wearing a hat, I would have tipped it, and if we could speak I would have exchanged pleasantries. but it scurried on its way. and I was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 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 4 days ago

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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 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I thought I would have trouble living with what I've done. Can't change the past I always say, but in the interest of fitting in ill say that I shouldn't have done it or even...
    RegANONdixo RegANONdixo 13-15, M 5 days ago

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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 7 Responses 5 days ago

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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 6 days ago

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    I am scared of spiders not so much the very small ones but medium to large I am very scared
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    This is long, sorry! I am 16, and am having trouble with a break up. This girl and I did everything together. We were never really apart for our relationship. During...
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    Throughout my entire life, every dream I've had about spiders was terrifying. I've been working hard to overcome my fear of spiders, and last night's dream was a sign of progress...
    TheQuirkyQuasar TheQuirkyQuasar 26-30, M 2 Responses 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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    I had incidents that happened to me to make me keep my guard up. I had one that I feel has traumatized me in some way. I even had nightmares about it.
    Perseph0ne Perseph0ne 26-30, F Aug 21

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    When I was almost four years old I saw a dead that's been left on the streets. I was red and swollen and had the had the worst smell you could imagine. Apparently, we had a...
    wallflower01 wallflower01 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I have trouble associating two things that are supposed to be correlated together due to flawed thinking from overactive emotions.
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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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    This is the best medicine to put you to sleep! Better than nightquill zzz quill
    Daavviid Daavviid 18-21, M Aug 19

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    I've been put in many situations where I have to make them. it's like... everything has its pros and cons, and the pros aren't that... great. :/
    Blackberries Blackberries 26-30, F Aug 19

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