Searching for a meme to do today, I came across Mama Kat’s writer’s workshop and I decided to join in. The other meme I was thinking about, well the theme was soup. I would write many an ode to soup but…it felt a bit…empty. ANYway…I chose Mama Kat and the prompt I chose is: Name a place in the world that you never want to visit.
No, it’s not some third world country with crazy guerilla warfare happening (that would be next on the list). But I have one so so so much higher on the list and you’re going to think I am CRAZY. The number one country I never want to visit is Australia.
Yes it’s gorgeous there. Yes I think anyone with an Aussie accent is instahot (it’s a word because I said so). Yes I enjoy a kangaroo.
It’s just the…spiders.
They have spiders the size of dinner plates there and ever since I’ve known that, I haven’t wanted to get near there and have been full of gratitude that the country is surrounded by water. So unless the spiders built a big boat…they’re fairly contained. Not only are these spiders disgusting and scary, they will kill you. With their large fangs.
Actually, Australia has a very concentrated amount of deathly fauna. Even the sweet, fluffy kangaroos aren’t safe. I’d seriously rather be killed by a gun wielding human than a gigantic spider. I’d actually rather be killed by a gun wielding human than by any other species.
Here in Canada, our small woodland creatures are cute and fluffy and won’t kill you. I like that.
They have great white sharks there too. There’s even a top 10 list of the animals most likely to kill you there and they have TWO spiders on that list. They also have jelly fish as #1 and what’s weird about that is that it reminded me that I had a dream that I was swimming with deadly jellyfish.
Just to prove my point, I was actually brave enough to look through photos of spiders on google…and then I realized the face I was making…so to further prove my disgust, I thought I’d share it with you.
Anyway. Here’s a photo. I’m having trouble with it because it’s so terrible and awful to look at. This photo sums up exactly why I will never go there…EVER!
Okay I have to publish this so I don’t have to look at it anymore.