Friday, March 2, 2012

Arachnophobia - shiver

I HATE SPIDERS!! I am probably like most folks, most of us have an aversion to some sort of creepy crawly thing, whether it be spiders, bugs, or reptiles.  I particularly can not stand spiders.  Just writing this is making the hair on the back of my neck stand up.  When I saw this had to take a picture and post it.



I met Kiwi Deb after work yesterday for our usual ride home, but today we stopped at one of the local motorcycle shops, Deb was looking for gloves.  This was parked out in front, it is a Yamaha Vstar I believe.  I was looking for a giant can of Raid....  I can honestly tell you that there will never be a spider painted on my bike no matter how artfully done.  To each his own.

8 comments:

ToadMama said...

Nothing like a giant spider crawling right toward your crotch, spotted in your peripheral vision, to distract you...

SonjaM said...

Maybe the owner decided to get the paint job as a therapeutic approach to get rid of arachnophobia. I don't mind spiders, but my hubby does, so every time there is one around, he calls me to take care of it. I usually catch it with my hands and take it outside (I am too soft hearted to kill them...).

Dar said...

ToadMama - Distracting indeed! I don't think I could ever throw a leg over the bike, even if they said they would pay me big money to do. Well maybe.....

Sonja - Unfortunately I am not as kind hearted, they get squished in our house. My kiddo is allergic to spider bites and has had a few bad reactions. I can't even watch anything with spiders on tv, it totally makes me squeamish.

bobskoot said...

Dar:

I dislike spiders too, and I can scream like a little girl . . .

bob
Riding the Wet Coast

bluekat said...

Now that is a distraction!
Though it's better than the spider that crawls into the helmet unbeknownst to the rider!

Trobairitz said...

HA HA Toadmama and Bobskoot, funny stuff.

I am like Sonja, spiders don't seem to bother me much. I rescued a 5 legged one at work a while back. Scooped him on some paper and let him play outside. Now sure where he lost his legs.

Now snakes... You want to hear someone scream like a school girl? Show me a snake and I'll scream and do a little dance. I'm not proud of it, but it is what it is, lol.

Dar said...

Bob - lol. One night during the fall I was taking dishes into the kitchen to put them in the sink and there to my dismay was a G I N O R M O U S spider, it was so big it looked like an anorexic tarantula. I dropped the dishes and screamed, Motorcycle Man thought someone was in the kitchen killing me because that was how loud I screamed. He came in squirted the spider with dish soap which ticked it off even more, finally he got rid of it. Made me go weak in the knees.

Bluekat - Did you have a spider in your helmet? OMG seriously would have done me in.

Trobairitz - I scream at snakes too. I just can't stand crawlies. ICK!!!!!

VStar Lady said...

Dar, I'm trying to decide which is scarier - the arachnid or the paint colour. What a dreadful way to treat a Star!