I Don’t Like My New Desk Any More

1 Feb
Roger's Hair Loss 1

Roger’s Hair Loss 1 (Photo credit: roger_mommaerts) I’m showing you this photo because it was suggested by Zemanta even though it has nothing to do with spiders.  You didn’t want to see a picture of a spider, did you?

This morning, I brought up my first cup of tea, settled down to read some blogs and answer comments, and I felt a tickle on my chin.  My hair is so long now, it is always bothering me; I go to bed in a plait.  That started the day after I woke up, choking, to find my hair entangled in my necklace.  I plaited it every night after that and it was about eighteen months later, when I was telling a friend who was admiring my crinkles how they came about, that the question was asked, ‘So why didn’t you just take off the necklace?’

Anyway, I brushed my hair away from my chin this morning and a big, fat spider jumped onto my laptop keyboard.  It ran underneath but by the time I’d tipped the laptop, the spider had disappeared.  

Now I have a spider living in my desk and/or bookshelf; using my stationery and waiting to jump out when I’ve got the hiccups.

I may never come in here again.

So long; it was nice knowing you.


74 Responses to “I Don’t Like My New Desk Any More”

  1. faydanamyjake February 1, 2013 at 08:32 #

    Lol be brave it only has 6 legs more than you 🙂


  2. rebecca2000 February 1, 2013 at 08:40 #

    That would have freaked me out.


  3. vivinfrance February 1, 2013 at 08:56 #

    But think of all the dirty flies it has protected you from. I’d rather see a spider any day than a picture of hair loss!


  4. benzeknees February 1, 2013 at 08:58 #

    That would certainly freak me out! I would spray the whole area with something & walk away for a few days!


  5. colonialist February 1, 2013 at 09:09 #

    It seems you frightened the poor little thing … 🙂


  6. misswhiplash February 1, 2013 at 09:18 #

    Tilly..don’t be a twerp..it was only Mummy spider going out to find breakfast for her own little ”Spud’ and ‘Tory Boy’….I am sure that she was just as frightened as you were…


  7. Pseu February 1, 2013 at 09:42 #



  8. Elaine - I used to be indecisive February 1, 2013 at 09:50 #

    I completely understand. I would be just the same!


  9. sonofwalt February 1, 2013 at 10:37 #

    Okay, the photo and the caption just really did it for me. Again. It’s after four AM and you have me laughing.


    • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife February 3, 2013 at 20:32 #

      Do you work shifts? You’re never in bed!


      • sonofwalt February 4, 2013 at 02:48 #

        Haha. . . Yes, it changes. Some day shifts, some nights. I’m primarily a night owl though. Luckily we close early on Sunday nights. Which is good because there is a Beyonce concert going on. It’s weird because a couple of football teams opened for her.


  10. bluebee February 1, 2013 at 10:38 #

    Be brave, for our sake.


  11. Ron. February 1, 2013 at 11:54 #

    There’s no more potent phobia than arachnophobia, at least for me. I considered moving to the North Pole to escape the little buggers. Instead, my doctor injected me with a special serum, and my fear disappeared overnight. Cool, eh?


  12. sanstorm February 1, 2013 at 13:05 #

    nothing scarier than an eight foot spider


  13. laurieanichols February 1, 2013 at 13:26 #

    Out of all the things, I wasn’t expecting a spider. It would have ruined the desk for me for a day. I’m lucky a good night’s sleep and I’d be fine, everything forgotten. You on the other hand need to get the Hub in there to flush the spider out and set it out into the wilds of Stockport. Good luck.:)


  14. Al February 1, 2013 at 13:44 #

    I wouldn’t worry. I’m sure it’s just looking for the World Wide Web.


  15. jmgoyder February 1, 2013 at 13:53 #

    I don’t think you would cope with living here – we now have skinks everywhere, including in the ceiling!


  16. mairedubhtx February 1, 2013 at 15:17 #

    The spider is probably now long gone and is now living in your kitchen. Now that is scary.


  17. Rorybore February 1, 2013 at 15:18 #

    I married my hubby because he kills spiders for me. true story.


  18. eof737 February 1, 2013 at 15:49 #

    Smoke it out…. 😆 Okay, be brave and just go find it and take it outside… where’s the hub?


  19. sharechair February 1, 2013 at 16:12 #

    I understand completely. But I seem to remember hearing once that where ever you are, there is a spider within 5 feet. So… may as well sit at the desk.


  20. slpmartin February 1, 2013 at 16:55 #

    Now this may sound silly
    But Little Miss Tilly
    Sitting and Writing
    With her Morning Tea
    Suddenly said ‘No Way!”
    For Along came a spider,
    Who sat down beside her
    And frightened Miss Tilly away.


  21. lanceleuven February 1, 2013 at 17:57 #

    Perhaps he’s just a massive Laughing Housewife fan and wanted a sneak preview of your next post! (If that is true he’s gonna be so pysched when he finds out it’s about him!)


  22. Katharine Trauger February 1, 2013 at 19:25 #

    Switch to coffee. Spiders hate coffee breath. 😆


  23. viveka February 1, 2013 at 19:41 #

    Linda, you’re mad as a cow … I’m sure that spider was more afraid of you and you were of him – and also if ask one of your men to move him outside … you will be safe in that room. Take a G&T and think about it.
    That room is too good to give up, Linda.


  24. robincoyle February 1, 2013 at 20:40 #

    Nice knowing you too. Goodbye, sweet friend and her pet spider.


  25. Tom (Aquatom1968) February 1, 2013 at 21:03 #

    Tilly, did you notice if the spider’s hair was plaited?


  26. adinparadise February 1, 2013 at 21:56 #

    Plait its legs next time it appears, then it can’t get away. 🙂


  27. Grannymar February 1, 2013 at 22:13 #

    Haha! I beat you on this one:- http://www.grannymar.com/blog/2006/09/22/my-sleeping-partner/


    • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife February 3, 2013 at 22:14 #

      Now why would you show me that!? You are as bad as my brother – on my first night visiting him in Durban, he told me about the time he woke up to find a scorpion tickling his chest. I think it got entangled in the hair.


  28. vastlycurious.com February 2, 2013 at 03:10 #

    That would drive me crazy- FUMIGATE>>ASAP!!


  29. Gobetween February 2, 2013 at 13:29 #

    Have a Maltese and calm down. Think logically if you were a spider would you want to be on a desk – no way, that spider is hiding in a soft dark slipper by now.


  30. Three Well Beings February 3, 2013 at 06:40 #

    I’m here to help. You know I like research, so I have looked into what you could bring into your home to get rid of the spider! I’m fairly sure you won’t want the wasps or scorpions, and birds could present other problems with your long hair. I suggest a lizard and I think you already have a cat? The best answer, though, was “varying kinds of humans.” That answer seemed a little odd, but after thinking about it, if we eliminate you from the list, I think that leaves three males who should come to your rescue! I’d hate to see you separated from your new desk! 🙂


  31. Tinman February 4, 2013 at 19:52 #

    I’m worried about the fact that you brought up your first cup of tea. Perhaps you should drink something else?


  32. Perfecting Motherhood February 8, 2013 at 19:36 #

    How gross!!! I hate spiders and I would have shrieked if that happened to me. I can’t stand how they love to ambush me. In the shower, in my bed, in my car. Argh… Did you kill it, eventually???



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