Frank, I seethe with the rage of one thousand hot spider farts. I hope spiders invade your house, bite you on the bum, and steal your car! The next spider I see I will name Frank just so I get a little more satisfaction from squishing it under a newspaper!
While I agree with the first part of what you say, I disagree with the second. I thought it was pretty funny at least, as well as doing no harm. And while it wasn’t until the thread was up the entire day that I acknowledged that I was openly not serious, many people did pick up the hint that I was just joking.
Let’s try a test, replace “huntsman spider” with “gremlin” and see how painfully tongue-in-cheek I was behaving:
In truth I thought it was funny because in reality this is my worst nightmare. Someone noted that in the past I’ve admitted openly that I have a tremendously irrational fear of spiders. I was basically just living the fantasy of the most horrible thing I could imagine someone doing to me vicariously through the boards. And some members responded with what I was looking for, which was basically whatever the most terrible thing possible you could do with a spider.
Which was what my intent was. All spider/bug threads generally turn into a shock contest. Each member coming to contribute some type of horrible story in which they were scarred for life while the other members read it, report that they wished they didn’t read it, but go on only to be shocked some more. It’s true of me, I can’t turn down a good bug story even when I know I’ll just be giving myself the hebbie-jeebies. That was the direction the thread had turned, with members contributing stories of bird eating spiders, pics, and stories about tarantula hair. It was like any other good bugs/spider thread, except the twist of having a villain OP.
I’m sorry if I offended any folks who thought I might honestly try to pull this stunt off and felt bad for all those involved (coworkers + eight legged freaks). Which is why when I woke up this afternoon and saw that some people still weren’t sure the first thing I did was come clean, and that yes, I was just joking. But as Richard Parker pointed out I did say some really silly things to infer I was just being facetious:
Oh well, you can just ignore this if you’d like. I’m just ranting because my thread was closed, so I had the free time.
~bbs2k (At work, still with a job)
Disclaimer: No I do not want** Frank ** to really be bit on the bum by a spider. I can understand closing a thread with such a dubious OP. And yes, I cannot imagine someone with enough stupidity to actually do what I asserted in the OP of that thread. And while I am very scared of spiders I do not like killing them, and I do not endorse something that puts such an interesting arachnid in a certain death scenario.
Also, “preview” isn’t working for some reason, sorry for any gross errors.