Man buys tarantula to stop ‘nagging mother-in-law’ from visiting (Photo: Instagram)
Arachnophobia, the fear of spiders is a common phobia among many individual but one man from Reddit found the slyest way to make use of this fear. Posting on Reddit, the man possibly glutted with his in-laws decided to put the big, tarantula in the way between his family and his in-laws specially the mother-in-law who is afraid of spiders.
Posting in a Reddit post, the men described his in-laws as ‘insufferable’ with no respect for their privacy. His post reads, ‘Privacy means nothing to them, and my wife refuses to set boundaries. ‘They will come around every day unannounced to visit my wife/play with our kids. So not only do I never get a break from my mother in laws constant nagging, I have no privacy from them.’ He explained that after he noticed his mother-in-law is arachnophobic and decided to come up with this plan.
He further wrote, ‘A few months ago she went crazy after a (wolf?) spider was simply in the corner doing nothing. Panic attack and all. ‘So I got the idea to get a tarantula as a way to prevent her coming so often. It’s in a big enclosure in the living room. ‘Asked wife before hand if it’s okay, but didn’t tell her the motivation. Worked like a charm, the dad still comes but the mother can’t stand to be in the same house as it.’ She’s continued to ignore my concerns about boundaries for years, I don’t think I had a choice. Plus the tarantula makes a cool pet,’ he said.
And most people gave a heads-up with his idea saying that it was fine because he had asked his wife about getting the spider first and she is aware of her mother’s phobia. A few even suggested that his wife could have backed the idea because she’s sick of her parents too but doesn’t want to admit it.