Must’ve Been a Special Delivery
By Jeff Salter
Youse guys are surely aware of my aversion to spiders. Some of you may even recall my on-going battle with spiders who set up camp in my mailbox.
Me being super-cautious, I always give the box a good eyeball before I reach in to retrieve the mail.
Today, for example, I opened the lid, peered in, saw it to be clear, and slid out the 5-6 pieces of mail.
While crossing the road, I was casually flipping through the pieces to see which new bills I’d received.
When, all of a sudden, a spider (the size of a silver dollar) skittered across my hand and leapt to the pavement.
Momentarily containing my revulsion, I jumped up and down on it about 17 times until I was certain it could no longer haunt my mailbox.
Those of you who insist that I simply “turn loose” these spiders and “give them their freedom” … have likely never had a spider the size of a silver dollar skitter across your hand (after hiding in your mail… and waiting for you to arrive).
Question: Do you find spiders in YOUR mailbox?
[JLS # 438]