Friday, August 27, 2010

What about your family?!?

The other day I was walking out of the garage when I noticed a large spider, he was about the size of my palm (including his legs). I'm not one to be afraid of spiders, especially ones that are outside. I figure I live my life, you live yours. I won't step on you, you don't bite me. It's a good deal we have worked out.

This guy, though, he was different. First I noticed he kept coming towards me, but in a drunken kind of way. Then as I was watching him trying to zig-zag his way toward me I noticed he only had 6 legs. Sad. What wasn't sad was that he just kept acting like he wanted to get closer to me, and I didn't like it. Because that 6-legged guy and I were not meant to be friends. I walked out of my way to the panel on the garage door that makes it shut, so we wouldn't get too close to each other. All the time keeping my eye on the handicapped spider. As I walked to my car I watched that guy, and he seemed to be following me.

What happened next I think you would only believe if you had been there...

As the garage door came down I watched that spider walk away from me and towards the garage door. I thought he was maybe thinking he would find some shade in the garage, and was going to go inside, I even said "hey buddy it's gonna get hot and stuffy in there, you're better off out here" (what you don't talk out loud to spiders?).

But, shade was not what he was looking for.

He stopped under the door, he paused (I imagined he looked up, and held his breath) at the last second as the door was almost to the ground he scooted directly so his whole self was under the door.

And I heard him be squished.

I didn't know what to do, I mean I gasped, and thought about opening the garage door, to see if maybe I had imagined the sound....

But, I knew it was too late, I knew the truth...

That spider just committed suicide in front of my very eyes.

I had never seen anything like it before in my life, but I have no doubt that he knew exactly what he was doing, and before he decided on the door he was hoping that I would step on him to put him out of his misery...

2 comments:

Giant Sis said...

I never knew spiders were suicidal. Poor guy!

christie said...

i like your life. and this post. :)