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Spidery Handwriting

Mike Oxley

Cornwall Ontario, Canada

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The Kitchen Countertop, Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
March 4, 2010

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I was getting dinner ready this evening and, being a creature of habit, I started to fill one of the kitchen sinks with hot water and a splash of dish detergent. I’m “clean as you go” in the kitchen because I hate having to tackle a load of dirty dishes and utensils after I’ve eaten. But I digress…

While I was filling said sink, I noticed a little movement in the other one and this spider came into view. A tiny body, but such lovely long legs! And those long legs were having a bit of a hard time getting up the stainless steel sides. So, being the kind and gentle soul that I am, plus having a minor plague of fruit flies going on at the moment, I rescued this little spidie and put it on the countertop, hoping that, out of gratitude, it would take care of my little fly problem. The kitchen looks like a miniature airport at the moment. Heathrow springs to mind. Anyway, it was probably just a tad unnerved by being rescued, and it stopped for a moment or two on my notepad for a breather. This is the notepad where I make my list all my grocery shopping requirements, by the way. The same list I nearly always forget when I go out.

I took one look and memories of childhood came flooding back. The acidic snarl of a teacher: “Oxley! Your handwriting looks like a drunk and diarrhetic spider has just crawled across the page!”

Nice to see some things never change…..

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