Chats with Matt Episode 2: Spiders

This week’s episode of Chats with Matt started when a friend of mine came over to my house for lunch a few days ago and, as I was giving her the tour of the basement, she noticed a spider on the stairs. I didn’t really move to do anything about it, but she grabbed a tissue as I stood and watched her dispose of the spider.

I was fine with her take-charge attitude. I don’t like spiders, though I’ll deal with them if I absolutely have to. It would require a handful of tissues, rather than the single one my friend used - or preferably a ten-foot pole. Creepy crawly critters give me the creepy crawlies. The whole time I was thinking that if she hadn’t taken care of it, that spider would have been Matt’s first job when he walked through the door.

Later that night, I told Matt about it and he got this smirk on his face, shook his head and said, “You really need to get over your fear of spiders.”

Me: No, I don’t.

Matt: I got over my fear of commitment. You need to get over your fear of spiders.

Me: It’s not the same thing.

Matt: It’s exactly the same thing. You’re afraid of blood-sucking leeches and so was I.

Me: I’m going upstairs. (In my head, I’m thinking: Good one, but what do blood-sucking leeches have to do with spiders?!!!)

Matt: What are you going to do?

Me: Blog about you.