Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Hold Your Hand Out Please...

Love them or hate them! I am talking Spiders here..... and  I have some friends that just by uttering the word "Spider"  can turn them into a quivering jelly... of course I would never utter the word Spider  to my friends on purpose, then again!!!!
Several years ago I took my son & daughter to the Tropical Butterfly House in South Yorkshire. The door to the Arachnid house had not even closed behind me when a young man came up to me and said " Would you be good enough to hold your hand out for me" of course I obeyed without question (why do we do this)  he then placed a very large Tarantula on my palm!!!! Oh my god! I immediately froze on the spot and I think I also stopped breathing. This young man was the spider keeper and had about 20  children around him and he wanted them to see that there was nothing to be afraid off by holding a Tarantula!!!! 
Well I had a choice here and after realising that I was about to faint from lack of air, I sucked in as much  as I could and somehow managed to control my poise, giving him a rather sickly grin when I actually wanted to scream endless abuse at him for putting me through this. This only lasted minutes but it felt way way longer than that at the time, and by this stage my arm was beginning to ache as it was fully extended to keep this monster spider as far away from me as possible. I found myself telling all the children in front of me (I might add with very high pitched  vocals that I never knew could be reached) that it was actually rather nice and you know what it was!!! it was very soft and furry. I can't say I love spiders and would certainly never want one as a pet, and I wont ever, ever  hold my hand out again to a stranger, and  have to admit that up to that day I was also one of the howlers when the word spider was mentioned. But since that day I have absolutely no fear of them so I should be grateful to the keeper for the cure!!!

What about you do you love them or hate them?

5 comments:

Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

You're a better woman then I cause I probably would have seen that thing and flung it as far away from me as possible! O.O

I have a reverence for spiders ever since an incident awhile back; that doesn't mean they don't still scare the bajezzus outta me, but I'm compelled to save their lives every time I come across one. LOL

Did you know coming across a spider is said to be good luck?

Chrissie Marshall said...

no can't say I do Kayla but what could I do in front of my own two kids and another 20 others. But I do have a little more respect for them than I used to:) x

MoonRae said...

Love 'em! I've never had a problem with any spiders, well of course I've never run across a nest of Black Widows either....

Mary Lindsay said...

Well I think I'm not to bad with normal sized spiders, the big black fast ones you find in the garden shed which I believe come from the planet called 'scarethebegeesusoutofthem' now these have me running for the hills so coming face to face or hand to hand with a Tarentula would send me into total apoplexy but when I calmed down I think I’d seek out Mr. Smarty pants and scare the living day lights out of him in some way - nothing to shocking, just scary enough to create the same reaction as a strong & very powerful laxative. You were very brave but I bet it’s not something you would want to happen again. Great story though! Mx

Chrissie Marshall said...

Muhahaha Mary love the planet name off "scarethebegeesusoutofthem" and no never again would I want to do that again.

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