|I know, I know...I really need to get over this phobia|
I'm laying on the couch watching TV and minding my own business when I catch the sight of a disgusting pincher bug slowly crawling across the carpet. Instead of grabbing a shoe like a normal person would do I stand there frozen in one spot staring at it before racing downstairs to grab a cup from the kitchen. I could have tried the vacuum method but I didn't think I had time to lug the vacuum all the way upstairs and get it plugged up. The worst thing that can ever happen is for a bug to totally disappear on you. Granted, it was anywhere before I spotted it and could have been hanging out for a while but that was before I knew it was there. Once I know it's in my space and I can't see it...well that's really scary. The last time I tried the trapping method it didn't work. With the loving support of my sister I picked up the shoe that I had put the leg of one chair on top of and one week later the offending spider had escaped. I'm too chicken to kill this bug so I feel I have no other option but to try it again. Uggg...I hate being afraid of something so small and harmless. It makes no sense, but I guess that's why it's called a phobia. So, I put the cup over the bug and then look around for something heavy to weigh it down. Ridiculous as it is that cup will likely sit there all week until Mj comes back as it is doubtful that I will ever find the courage to pick it up. By the way, why do they always show up when he is gone?? It may or may not escape but as long as I don't KNOW for sure that it is NOT under that cup I will be comforted by the knowledge that it can't get me. Even though it sucks that I will have to look at that sitting on the floor day after day. It does absolutely nothing for the decor.