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Thread #150645 Message #3511356
Posted By: GUEST,Eliza
03-May-13 - 12:53 PM
Thread Name: BS: Natural Insect Repellents
Subject: RE: BS: Natural Insect Repellents
When my husband first arrived in UK he stared at me in astonishment as I gibbered and screeched while pointing at a spider in our sitting room. He picked it up (shudder!) and put it outside, obviously deciding I needed psychiatry. Yet I've seen very poisonous snakes, scorpions and huge monitor lizards at dangerously close quarters in Africa and been very interested and enchanted. Rats, bats, cockroaches, mice - sweet little things. I had a long grass snake in my garden that I called Hissing Sid. Nice chap. But don't suggest I try and 'put a cover over it and take it outside'. Or 'get therapy by gradually sitting closer and closer to one in a jar' etc. No. Think mad woman screaming her head off. Think fat old woman sprinting down the street whimpering. Think sobbing lady at 2am refusing to go to bed until The Thing is caught. That woman is me.