#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – Jan. 1st/17 – Spider


I found cause to kill a spider today…It was in the bathroom and as I was standing there, as we gentlemen do, and I spied him on the wall. Now in itself that is ok for a spider to be but the issue for me is that when I come back later he will have spun a web across the bathroom and I will find myself tangled in it.

It’s that time of year around here when the spiders spin webs across things like footpaths and so often you don’t see them until you are tangled and then worried that you have a giant spider crawling on your back about to sink its fangs into you.

When I walk at this time of year I have taken to carrying a stick with me to ward off the webs if I see them.

You see a lot of webs around this way. I admire them so long as they are not in my path. They are a marvel of nature are they not?

In a way it’s their way of survival isn’t it.

Humans go out to work to earn money to survive. Their work enables them to buy the food they need. The humble spider works to spin a web so as to catch the food it needs to survive. It’s all relative isn’t it.

Anyway I thought I’d jot that down.


Written for: https://lindaghill.com/2017/01/01/jusjojan-daily-prompt-jan-1st17/

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19 Responses to #JusJoJan Daily Prompt – Jan. 1st/17 – Spider

  1. ghostmmnc says:

    That is understandable, as it is a creepy feeling to get tangled up in a spider’s web. Most times you can’t even see it! 🙂

  2. Lori Carlson says:

    I love to sit and watch them spin webs. Busy little guys and they can spin an intricate one overnight. Always leaves me in awe 🙂 Enjoyed your jot, Michael (even though you killed the spider 😉 )

  3. wendyj59 says:

    I don’t mind spiders too much except when they make their home in my rotary washing line. They must get really frustrated because I’m always destroying their webs.

  4. willowdot21 says:

    Had to click like as there is not a can’t cope button. Great post mind you!

  5. If it isn’t too big, we let spiders leave in our house — too big, we live trap and put them outside. But then NA spiders are such tiny things compared to what you folks get down under.

  6. Yes inside out comes the spray, outside – leave me alone and go away.

  7. Lyn says:

    Jot away, Michael, jot away. May 2017 see your jottings bloom and bring you satisfaction.

  8. Conkers.
    Works on the boat, a dish of conkers at both ends, and no arachnids!

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