Monday, November 17, 2008


In making my post coffee trip to my bathroom this morning I unexpectedly found a spider hanging out in the toilet bowl.

This caused me to have a debate of conscience. Do I compassionately fish the spider out of the toilet and save it's wee little life or do I pay it no mind and just get my business done?

I realized that fishing Charlotte out of the bowl may prove difficult. The spider could end up in the water anyway and die. If I did manage to catch the spider I'd have to put it outside, where it's cold, and it would die. I could have used the other bathroom and eventually the spider would have left the toilet only to be found by my cat and it would die.

Or, I could leave it there and spidey would grow by apocalyptic proportions, completely taking over my bathroom, using up all my expensive bubble bath and leaving questionable stains on everything porcelain. Eight legged biatch ain't doing way no how.

So...I flushed and uncharitably thought, "Sucks to be you."

Karma is coming my way now. I just know it.


  1. You thought that out a LONG longer than I would have. In my brain it would be, FLUSH, FLUSH, FLUSH, FLUSH, OMG, FLUSH! IT'S GOING TO EAT ME IN MY SLEEP, FLUSH! THIS IS THE SPIDER THAT ATE RIVERTUCKY, FLUSH!

    And after I was doing being completely melodramatic, I'd have to make myself a soothing cup of tea.

  2. Err ... after I was DONE being melodramatic. I should really learn to preview my posts. I irritate me.

  3. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


  4. Maybe saving that spider was your destiny. Now, you are doomed.


    Or maybe not, I mean, does karma have a big thing about spiders? Is that covered on My Name Is Earl?

    We should be told.

  5. You are lucky you saw the spider. What if it was hidden, and you sat down? It could have bitten you on the ass! That is a horror movie right there...

  6. I'm with Gina... I'd a just flushed and been done with it all. Spiders. Ew.

  7. ICK! I found a GIANT spider in the commode a few weeks ago. My son came screaming into the living room..."Mama there is a spider in the toilet"!! I did not believe

    It took 3 tries to flush it..but I still cannot help thinking that I may have sat down on that toilet while it was crawling around in there...what if it had crawled on my butt...OMG!!

    I have not been able to sit on the toilet since without lifting the seat and inspecting the bowl for critters.


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