Yesterday morning I was calm and just kind of waking up. I casually pulled the coffee maker out from under the cabinet when to my absolute HORROR I first saw these huge black muscular spider legs (the kind that I fear most) that were attached to a BIG spider body! I was so scared that I didn't scream because it took my breath away and all I could do was inhale hard and fast! Then I realized it was one of those big fake spiders that came in a bag for Halloween. With my next breath I yelled, "CHRISTOPHER!" to which I heard him just cracking up in laughter at the computer desk. He KNOWS how much I don't like spiders, especially the big hairy muscular ones. (shiver) If I were going to be phobic it would be over spiders. :)
I love a good joke or prank and he got me good. But ya know..joke revenge is sweet..thus saith SeaSpray. :)
If ever I deserved a revenge joke it was over a prank I played on someone when I was 23. It is probably the worst thing I ever did to anyone -ever and boy did I incur wrath and deservedly so. God forgive me but I did see humor in it (but it was wrong, wrong wrong) and so did the others that witnessed it. It was my idea and I set it up. I just had a little help from the guy next door in getting the object from the pond. After the fact and after laughing, I finally realized the error of my ways and so I apologized profusely but to no avail. Then the apology was accepted or there was a truce of sorts but then the next day I started to tell someone and started laughing all over again which totally obliterated any chance of that person believing I was sorry. All I am going to say here is that it involved a real SNAKE. (I deserved a thousand spiders in my bed - I know - and I did wonder)
Personally, if someone played a prank on me with real spiders...yes they would scare me..BIG TIME but I would still see the humor, maybe not right away... but I'd come around. I always loved the pranks that Hawkeye & co. on M.A.S.H. played on various individuals and by the way so did this person. But knowing what I know now..would I do it again? No, absolutely not! Things are not funny if they hurt someone in any capacity. Maybe if we didn't have to make a trip to the ER..(I'm kidding!)..no one was hurt physically. I was outside and an event occurred that caused me to get the idea. It wasn't like I was prone to dreaming up ways to scare people with snakes..it all just kind of fell into place.
Chalk it up to the ignorance and insensitivity of youth. I haven't picked up a snake since then. :)