I remember when I was visiting Italy with my girlfriend, we went to a reptile museum. She's always been squeamish about spiders, but I wanted to show her one called Bird-Eating Spider or something similar to that. Looked a bit like this, except it was rock grey and apparently it was ready to reproduce soon, since it's backside was massive, almost size of a fist.
Anyways, our conversation went something like this:
"Come check this spider out"
"Do I have to to?"
"C'mon, it's inside a glass, it can't do anything"
"Where is it, is it behind that stone?"
".... honey, it IS that stone"
She ran screaming out and wouldn't come back in anymore
Sometimes I like to tease her by changing the wallpaper of her laptop to a spider, should use the one a few posts back soon
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