Alien Space Invaders
I hate to have my space invaded by little creatures. I mean I try to stay out of their space and feel they should stay out of mine.
I never knew that we all seem to have this "space" around us and when anyone moves into that area we feel invaded or imposed upon. I learned this at college and the prof had us test the theory out. Some have a large area around them while others have a smaller sized one. We are usually okay to have immediate family members invade our space and some close friends, but with strangers, no way Jose. Although at times we are forced to accept strangers getting closer to us, let's say an elevator, standing in long lines, airplanes, trains, and buses. For the most part we want to keep our space free and clear.
The other night I was invaded twice. I was out in the garage getting something out of the spare refrigerator when I saw this big spider crawling towards me. Luckily I had some Raid Spider and Scorpion bug spray sitting nearby. I grabbed it, shook it up, and started spraying that spider. I think it was a black widow, and since I live in a semi-arid area we get a lot of them. So I spray, he keeps crawling, I spray some more, he keeps crawling, but now away from me, then back towards me and away again. I think this went on for about 5 minutes. I mean I had him walking in puddles of this spider killer spray. Finally he croaked and scrunched up into a ball. Whew that was a long battle. I was not going to pick him up either because he might do that tricky little devil thing and open his 8 beady eyes, then bite me.
A few hours later I was in the kitchen putting away the dishes in the dishwasher. The door was wide open and lo and behold on the floor from under the dishwasher door comes another big space invader. Now this spider was red and hairy, he looked like a fierce Roman gladiator chasing me down with his chariot. I look up to see if any bug spray was around, crap not a can in sight. Only a spray bottle of Clorox Cleanup. Well that was better than nothing, so I grabbed it and sprayed the little Roman. He still came after me but then changed course and started crawling on the floor mat by the sink, so I sprayed him again, and thought to myself about how long this spider would stay alive. He started slowing down, he crawled a few more inches, then his legs just spread out, he collapsed down on the floor mat and croaked. But because he was inside the house I did have to clean him up right away along with the bleach spray. I always flush insects down the toilet instead of just putting them in the trash, just a little thing I learned down in Panama. In case the creature has eggs, and in a few hours 500 baby spiders are crawling out of your trash. That is not happening on my watch, all creatures are flushed away.
Lesson learned was that expensive spider spray works like crap and expensive Clorox Cleanup Spray is a cheap way to kill spiders very quickly. So today I am putting a bottle of it into the garage. And that big giant black widow I keep trying to kill with that spider spray is going up to Spider Heaven.
Let that be a lesson to all aliens out there------Keep the Crap out of my Space if you wish to crawl around in your space!!!!
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