Step into the tub, turn on shower, scream.
That was the sequence of events recently.
A large spider crawled out from under the pop down drain stopper in the tub, made its way toward me.
I turned the water stream on high, adjusted the shower head to power stream, turned water temperature to hot, and blasted the spider full force.
The spider tumbled around a little but managed to hang on to the rubber bath tub mat. I maintained my warrior stance and pounded the spider with hot water until he disappeared down the drain.
Thinking that was the end of that, I proceeded to shampoo my hair.
Still a bit nervous, I hazarded a quick glance at the drain and that spider was pulling himself out and glaring at me.
Then the fight began. The shampoo started running down my face into my eyes, my eyes were burning but I was trying to find the wash cloth, began slapping around the bottom of the tub where I thought the spider was, because by now I could not see at all. I kept dropping the shower head and metal hose. Getting my face under the shower water, I was able to clear my eyes enough to see the spider and I smacked him with the wash cloth and then squished him.
I was so rattled by then I had no idea if I had finished with the shower, I just wanted out of there. I stood outside the shower and sprayed bleach water into the drain. I wonder if the bleach turned the remains of the spider white. Ha.
Note: For the spider lovers out there, whoever the heck you are, this is a true story and an innocent spider was killed in this incident.