posted on Dec, 30 2016 @ 09:37 AM
a reply to: PageLC14
I've got a lot of time for spiders now I'm over the phobia. My recovery from that started with compassion, the same as BASSPLYR.
I'd caught one in a box and intended to put it outside. Bravely I peered in at it expecting all the usual attitude but the poor little bugger was
huddled in a corner. His vulnerability and the realisation that I was huge to him and had the power of life over death really helped change my
feelings towards them.
I have found that they respond pretty well if you talk to them. If I ever found one scurrying about in the bath I'd tell it that I'd help and ask it
to stay still and wait for me. Sure enough, I'd come back with a container and there'd be the spider, sitting quite still waiting for me. They'd hop
into the container as good as gold.
Of course I do have the odd lapse. A couple of years ago I was out walking with a friend and found a spider upon my person. It had a small round body
about the size of an M&M and very long spindly legs. "AAAAAAAAAAAggghhhh. It's on me. It's on me" you could have heard the squeaks for miles.
edit on 30-12-2016 by berenike because: (no reason given)