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The Flatmate Who Will Not Accept My Terms

I have a new flatmate. It is a spider. He decided to move in at the weekend, probably because it is so chilly outside now. I am already having problems with my new flatmate.

I wasted so much time yesterday.  I wanted to wash my dishes when I found my new flatmate running around the kitchen sink as if he was in training for the 1500 metres at the Olympics.

So as a kind hearted and considerate fellow resident of the little nest I did what I have always been told is a helpful service to render a spider in the sink.  I made a pathway of kitchen paper so that the spider could escape.  Did he take the hint?  Nope!

Well, after waiting patiently for fifteen minutes I decided I needed to crack on with washing my dishes.  So I scooped him up inside my hand (no, I am not freaked out by creepy-crawlies) and decided that since it was a fine day, he ought to have some fresh air out in the little courtyard outside my front door.

Soooooo uncooperative – let me tell you!  He wanted to abseil from my hand and then took off inside the innards of my electric toaster.  Well…the possibility of electrocuting my flatmate or finding him welded to my cheese and chive bagel deeply concerned me.

So I spent another fifteen minutes or so trying to dislodge him from the innards of my electric toaster.  Crumbs!  Literally everywhere.  I have been finding them in my hair all evening.

When he finally gave up his hiding place and made an appearance he decided he would crawl right up my arm…I tried to obstruct him but having eight long lanky legs makes him pretty fast.

What I am trying to say is…I am finding it really hard to get along with my new flatmate. This is supposed to be my haven of rest and calm.  My new flatmate is disturbing my peace and tranquillity.  I am going to have to sit down with him over a cup of tea and remind him of the terms and if he won’t agree to them, I am going to suggest he move out and find a new hidey-hole to spin his web in.

I hope it won’t come to that, because truth be told, I love spiders and am fascinated by their web – anyone interested in the marvels of nature has to respect spider’s web!

An orb-weaving spider