Shark week just started and for some reason people are fascinated. Might be that they love Sharknado with all in terrifying special effects or the fact that they want to see someone get swallowed by a shark, or that the summer sun has finally gotten to them and they just can’t think straight anymore. Sharks may be terrifying to some people, but there is an easy way to avoid them. Swim in a pool or don’t swim in the ocean. Pretty simple. But what about spiders? They are way smaller, they have way tinier teeth and a simple movement of the shoe and the screaming dies. Is it because spiders are smaller and can somehow make it inside the house? Is it because spiders, while much smaller than sharks can still kill a human with its venom? Not sure, but for some reason, if you ask a room full of people what they are afraid of at least one is going to mention spiders. I don’t know about you, but if someone was willing to burn down their house just to get rid of a few spiders, there is definitely some irrational fear going on with the spiders.
The black widow spider, the American House spider, the Brown Recluse Spider, they are all scary spiders that may frighten people. But what about the Daddy Long Legs? Talk about the spider that gets no respect. Why when someone sees one of those are they not cowering in fear? What did the Daddy Long Legs ever do that was so non lethal that you aren’t running out of the house in fear? Calling your local exterminator to kill them before you can ever take a shower again. I swear the Daddy Long Legs get no respect. They are the Dolphins of the Shark World. The MC Hammer of the Rap World. The Rodney Dangerfield of Comedy. The Ben’s Bitter Blog of WordPress.
What did the Daddy Long Legs ever do to earn your disdain? Your lack of fright? Your non burning down the house of respect? You meh of terror? If I were a Daddy Long Legs, I would be pretty bitter that while all my brother spiders scare the living crap out of people, I walk around with my long lean legs, that stick out like a sore index finger telling the world, “Don’t fear me! I’m non poisonous! I walk slowly! I am so easily squished, but why would you even bother?” There is also the fact that while other spiders are terrifying because they are mother like spiders protecting their children, I’m just the daddy, wearing the stained tank top, watching sports all day, and eating brats(not bratty kids, sicko, bratwursts). I guess I can see why no one is afraid of the daddy long legs, but they are still bitter!
So, why are you not afraid of the Daddy Long Legs? Why do they get so little respect?
Bitter Long Legged Ben