The Spider On My Window
Two days ago I was driving down the road with my kids and there was a spider on my window. It was so strange because I couldn’t tell if the spider was on the inside of my driver’s side window or the outside. In my infinite wisdom (hence the name Athena) I started to roll down my window and realized the spider was on the inside. My plan was to roll down the window and he would climb or fall outside – because of course that’s where he must want to be right?!
WRONG! Instead he dove down into the door panel to hide away. As soon as he did it I told the kids – well that is totally gonna come back to haunt me.
Lo and behold… Yesterday I was driving home from work and as I am driving I see movement out of the corner of my eye… The same corner where the spider was the day before. Naturally I whip my head around as the spider is climbing towards my hair. I let out a gasp and a scream AND THEN I hear the disruptive driving sounds of the sleeper bar on the highway as I completely crossed it and was headed straight for the highway divider. OMG that all happened in a flash.
The good news is I was able to correct it. But I could see my obituary before my eyes – and all the people who speculate about how people died. The headlines read – oh perhaps she finally started drinking? Well, she must have been on something? Was she texting and driving?
People tend to think of the worst – when the headline should READ – “She Nearly Died Of A Heart Attack From A Spider – But Instead Died In A Car Crash!” Not at all funny but totally the truth. How many people crash or die from bugs? What about the angry bee wreaking havoc on a car full of passengers? Or that damn spider who has decided to make my car his home?
This may not be my last spider story because of course I have no idea where he ran to when I nearly crashed. I am sure he will show up again!