"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. "
~John Lennon

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

I Won The Shower Fight

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.


Ms. A said...

Your spider caught you in a very vulnerable position. He got his due.

After hubby getting bit and having to have surgery... any spider that ventures into this house, is a DEAD spider!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

oh man, you should see the spider dude on the ceiling above the sink, bleh! if it moves, its dead!

Hilary said...

I have this huge internal battle whenever I see a spider in my house. I don't want to kill it. I want to be able to just transfer it outside where it wont bother anyone. But my fear/disgust/heebie-jeebie reflex takes over and more often than not, I end up squishing them. Then I feel bad.. but the heebie jeebies are gone. ;)

Jeanie said...

Great description of your fierce battle. I'm glad you came out as the victor.

DJan said...

But... I LIKE spiders, as long as they behave. This one didn't. But it sure made for a good story. Poor innocent little guy. He didn't know what he was getting into... :-)

Abby said...

Great description and imagery, it's like I was there! Why are spiders always in the shower drains, when we're naked and shampooed!?

Stephen Hayes said...

Believe me when I say that I'd be the last one to question your dispatching of this spider. I have many a spider on my conscience.

bill lisleman said...

Good that you didn't slip. Most creepy crawlers don't bother me too much but I don't care to have them in the kitchen or bathroom. I smashed a multi-legged crawler the other day in the kitchen. It was quick and didn't have anywhere near the drama you had.

FrankandMary said...

I've already had enough psycho in my life for a while, but this was still kinda cute. ~Mary

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Just reading this creeps me out. I am not a spider lover at all. So sorry that happened to you. Bye bye spider....

Jeni said...

Although I confess to chuckling a good bit while reading this, I do actually feel your pain over the spider in the tub! I would probably do exactly the same as you did -including perhaps even slip-sliding around and falling on my soaped up face too boot! But any risk is worth taking to get rid of a spider! Around our house, even though they do creep me out, I am also the assigned person who has to do spider kill duty when one appears in my daughter's range. She just stands there and shrieks so I don't know what's going to become of her when I am no longer around to do the kills for her.

Rock Chef said...

In our house, spiders tend to have one of two fates:

1 - they get deported to the bottom of the garden.

2 - one of the dogs eats them.

I don't love spiders, but there are worse things.

Maggie May said...

I quite understand how you feel! They run so fast and the last thing you want is a spider running up your leg.
I do try & rescue them when I can. Obviously can't do much from the shower.
One point I'd like to make is....... you have 2 eyes and they hurt like mad when you got shampoo in them. A spider has 8 eyes...... more pain!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Bossy Betty said...

Love the pictures you used with this posts. That one of the lady in the shower pretty much sums up how I would have reacted too.
Hope you are doing well!

Shrinky said...

Ooooh, poor you, what a trauma (no, I'm not laughing, not really)!

I've had years and years of pretending to be brave, as chief spider catcher of the house - I've kind of mastered that glass and paper capture tecnique thing - all my kids have a horror of them (shaking my head)..

Heidrun Khokhar said...

What a tough situation! I think I would have killed him with something like a rag before trying to shower!

Brian Miller said...

hehe...that must have been one determined spider...next time maybe a lighter and can of hairspray...if the water does not work...eep...smiles.