So I'm laying in bed while talking on the phone and I notice a spider walking on the ceiling several feet above my face. That of course got me wondering (or maybe worrying?) if the spider would fall on my face during the night. Not being a fan of spiders, that's a mildly disturbing thought.
But then I realized that spiders are really good at not falling. In fact, I've only seen spiders fall in very specific circumstances.
- When one of my cats swats one on of them off the wall to play with it before ultimately eating it or letting it run away.
- When one is hanging from a thread of a web and something breaks it, such as when I nearly walk into one before realizing what's going on.
- When I get pissed at a spider and put a small flame (think of a grill lighter) under it. (Don't worry. I only did this in my old apartment where I didn't care about the paint.)
Other than that, spiders seem to be very good at remaining stuck to the walls and ceiling. So my fear is probably unfounded.
Posted by jzawodn at May 03, 2004 11:22 PM