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.