A bit off topic, but…there was a spider in the sink this morning. Just your average-sized, run-of-the-mill spider you find in your house from time to time. If you should find yourself in this situation, here are the 4 steps you should take:
- Turn the water on high and flush the spider deeply down into the drain
- Turn on the garbage disposal.
- Turn the water on as hot as it can go and run it for a bit…just in case.
- Pouring flaming gasoline down the drain is optional, but recommended.
I’m a nature lover. I’ll go FAR out of my way to avoid hitting any form of life while driving. I’ll stop and help turtles cross the road. If I’m walking I’ll try to avoid stepping on little buggy critters.
But I draw the line at spiders, inside my house! I’m not sure what the visceral, horrifying reaction is people (often) have to spiders. They’re not that big. They’re not going to hurt you. Many people (myself included) don’t have the same negative reaction when seeing a similarly sized insect. Yet a spider sighting in the house is a cause for immediate action in my house.