Friday, June 18, 2010

secret's out!

it's not my secret to share, but I feel compelled to do so anyway.

I'm not letting my own cat out of the bag... this one belongs to my lovely husband. the greatest man I've ever known (besides my papa, of course), my best friend, my semi-handyman, the father of my cats, and the best back-scratcher in the world. 

he is deathly afraid of spiders. I'm talking... won't-even-kill-it-because-he's-too-busy-screaming AFRAID. 

and I must be a horrible wife, because I find it absolutely hysterical that a grown man of 27 years old is SO afraid of little 8-legged creatures.

the other evening, I was taking out the trash, and with the removal of a trash bag, we discovered a pretty big spider. his body was about an inch and a half long, and his leg span easily cleared 3 inches from leg to leg. Sean saw it before I did and flippedthefuckout. I'm not afraid of spiders, as long as they're not touching me. so to give my dear husband a little scare, I touched the spider and made him crawl along the wall. I've never heard a grown man scream so loud in my life. 

I couldn't help but double over in laughter, before crushing the poor thing with my flip flop to relieve Sean of fear and dispose of it's body in the trash bag I was taking to the curb.

am I the only one who takes complete advantage of their loved one's phobias and fears? I would bet not, but I'd love to hear what you think. tell me a story of a time when you scared a man in your life - it could be your husband, brother, dad, boyfriend, etc.


  1. Oh yes!! This is my husband with bees! He has gotten much better since we got the house and have had many encounters with them, but yeah- I am the official bee-killer and he is the puke-cleaner-upper. I do NOT do puke.

  2. haha, that is so funny! Sean is the same way with puke. the cats throw up occasionally and the sound of the heaving is enough to make him gag!

  3. Holeeeee...lmfao! I feel your hubby's pain. My sister once chased after me with a dead spider, then threw it at me and I puked all over myself! True story. Humiliating, but true.

  4. Paul is deathly afraid of spiders, too. Like, just like you explained it about Sean. Hilarious!


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