Indifference.


Just another day for me in the shower.

In the right hand corner is the wall where he lived, living his life, his way. The web was expansive and strong with carcasses of dead insects spread along the corners. A mosquito casually flew right into it, that curious little twat.

He came out casually as if someone knocked on his door and walked to the mosquito, following the vibrations which led to the struggling insect. When you’re caught in the web, you’re at the mercy of a merciless murderer. But Y’know, a spider’s gotta eat. The tired mosquito finally gave up, fate as you would call it isn’t in its favour. Chelicerae pierced the thin body, neurotoxin started sinking in and breakfast has been served.

Spider doesn’t give two fucks about anything; He eats and waits for another like a boss. The way other bugs fall into his trap is enthralling. I even saw him crawl on my hands a time or two before, I knew all he wanted was to get back home so we’re cool.

Why was I watching the spider instead of taking a shower?

Be like spider. Mind your fucking business.

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  1. Once upon a time, there was a spider sitting on a shower head.
    I came in to take a shower and turned on the water without bothering to look around.
    When the water came down out of the shower head, it brought the spider with it—and it landed on my face.
    I quickly brushed it off and came running out of the shower screaming. I don’t know where the spider went.
    Why did I try to take a shower, without checking for a spider?
    (Never occurred to me that a spider would be there).
    AND
    Don’t ask me about the time (in Hawaii) when I tried to brush my teeth early in the morning, without turning the bathroom light on. When I put my toothbrush in my mouth, the toothpaste started to run. Yep. It was not a spider, it was a…..
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    1. Hahahaha! This was hilarious. Where did the spider go?? Please tell me. About Hawaii, did you rub the spider against your teeth???

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      1. I did not go back into the shower again that day, so I don’t know where the spider went.
        Ad no….In Hawaii, it was not a spider on my toothbrush.
        My toothbrush was wet from the night before—and I tried to brush my teeth early in the morning, without turning the bathroom light on.
        Once again, I wasn’t looking. My mistake!
        When I put my toothbrush in my mouth, the toothpaste started to run. I quickly tried to spit it out, so there was toothpaste on the mirror and on the wall. It wasn’t a spider, it was a cockroach.
        I told my dentist that story. He laughed and said, “Oh! As much pressure as you use when you brush your teeth, that poor little bugger didn’t have a chance! Probably legs all over the place.”
        Sigh.

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        1. Oh my god! I am dead. 🤣🤣🤣
          You crippled a cockroach! Poor little fella.
          I wanna hear more!

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          1. Well, I write about bugs and other things on my website from time to time. When I first moved to Texas, I was walking barefoot in and out of my back door–until I finally looked down and saw a big, black tarantula sitting right by the door. Lucky I didn’t step on that! I took a photo of the tarantula. Here is the photo: https://storieswithnobooks.com/2019/02/16/the-little-eyes-of-texas/

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            1. Damn! Those were really good shots. So you’re from Texas, eh? Howdy!
              I once had a cockroach walk out of my burger.

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  2. The way you end it always makes me laugh!

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  3. The last line 😂😂😂😂😂

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  4. Anushk@ says:

    Leave all…just tell me.!
    Did you took shower or not?😂
    I hate spiders 🤭
    I would have dropped the plan of taking shower that day.

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    1. I did 😬
      Spiders are mostly harmless.

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  5. Silver Stone says:

    Yep; we must learn from the spider. It’s quite intriguing to find lessons in almost everything.

    Hey, aren’t you creeped out by spiders? 🤔

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    1. You have to look for one.
      Spiders? Me? Scared? I shit bricks when I look at bugs and lizards. Spiders are sneaky as fuck, you don’t feel anything when they walk on you. That’s why I was okay. 😂

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  6. Harsh says:

    You too mind your business and let the spider eat.

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    1. I’m an established hypocrite here, bro.
      (I accidentally struck my hand at the web, that’s how I noticed)

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      1. Harsh says:

        I got that, but I am a little biased here.

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        1. Doesn’t bother me much. Suit yourself.

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          1. Harsh says:

            Well, thanks. It’s just that I like spiders.

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            1. Harsh says:

              Not sure.

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  7. Anisha says:

    Indeed, it is. I didn’t know the technique behind it’s prey-hunt. Thanks for that.

    And, typos change the intent. It was meant to be an exclamation, not question mark.

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    1. Yeah I know. Typos got me into trouble before.
      Do you know how mantis kills the male after mating? We think we are violent but bugs take it to another level.

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      1. Anisha says:

        Haha!

        Yeah, I’ve read about that. Not just mantis, there are lots of other species. The same is the case with spiders, as I mentioned in the first comment. It’s called sexual cannibalism.

        Few other animals die or get killed after mating too – few rat species and octupus – sexual frustrations!

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        1. I’d rather live than have sex and die.
          Nature is brutal and scary.

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          1. Anisha says:

            Haha! Very much.

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      2. Anisha says:

        The species of rat is an apex predator, if I’m not wrong. I forgot it’s name.

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          1. Anisha says:

            Not so sure about that. But, I came across cannibalism when reading on predators. I must have bookmarked the read. I’ll check and get back to you.

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            1. Okie dokie. 😬😬

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            2. Anisha says:

              I couldn’t find the link in my bookmarks, Bharath. I’ve read something related to apex predators and a particular species of rats that cannibalise. I’ll let you know if I come across the details sometime.

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            3. Don’t worry, I’ll google it.

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  8. If it were me, I would have ran out without having my shower. Spiders creep me out! I didn’t know that spiders inject neurotoxin and acid to melt their prey. Now they seem even more scary and disgusting!!!

    Good morning, Bharaaaaath

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    1. I hope you see a spider crawling on your arm.
      Good morning Sheetaaaaaaaaaa
      Long time no seeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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      1. Omg! That would be the stuff of my nightmares. I’ll scream and keep running. Even the thought of it makes me shiver.
        Hey good morning Bharaaaaath.
        I was down with a bad migraine.
        I was taking some time off from my phone.
        After two days, I’m finally pain-free 😀

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        1. I’ve missed you.
          How’s everything now? Aren’t you at work??

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          1. Aww! That’s sweet of you. I’ve missed you and your posts too. That’s why I visited as soon as I could. Things are almost okay. Nope, I’m on leave today

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            1. Woohooo!! So what’s the plan??

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            2. Rest, and more rest 😂

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            3. So how was your day?

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            4. Caffeinated. How are you now??

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            5. I’m much better!

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  9. Also, remember to be like the writer. Find a lesson in everything, even the spider, but don’t forget to continue taking a shower

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    1. Hahaha I took the shower. 😛
      I’ll be a writer one day.

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  10. SimplyStuff says:

    While you’re at it, don’t be the mosquito, open your eyes and learn from the mistakes of others

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    1. True. Don’t get into cobwebs.

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  11. Nathi says:

    That was very insightful!

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    1. I’m glad you see it that way

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      1. Nathi says:

        You write such profound and deep stuffs brother!

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  12. ayeshamughal says:

    good

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      1. ayeshamughal says:

        u r wlcm

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  13. Anisha says:

    Lessons from spider?

    I recently saw a bigger spider (sort of black and thick in structure) eat a smaller one (one that looks sticky).

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    1. Lessons are everywhere.
      Isn’t it fascinating?? It looked sticky because the spider injects neurotoxin and acid to melt its prey.

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