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    Keeping in mind that it's only been a week since I've used my iron... which always sits on the ironing board. I turned it on and was pressing for about 2 minutes when, to my great surprise, a spider dashed out of the water filler hole!!!
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    That's funny...guess it didn't like steam baths!
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    Must have gotten a bit hot in there for those eight little feet.
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    ​Funny after you get over the near heart attack!

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    Yikes. I had ants invade one of my best irons. It has taken years to get all the little dead bodies out.
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    Yikes!! I would have run out of the room screaming like a little girl!!!!
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    Wow, make me want to put masking tape over that little hole.

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    Yikes! I had one come out of the dashboard vent one time.......while I was driving.
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    I was sitting at TGIF with couple realtor friends. And a I was speaking with the one a spider was coming down on its web right next to her. I reached above as soon as she turned her head grabbed the string above it and lowered it to the floor. Then the manager saw it and paid for our drinks. The other gals looked at me like they were going to absolutely freak and they did. One gal actually got it on camera. She had seen it about the same time I did. The gal it almost landed on probably would have passed out. She has an uncanny fear of spiders. When she saw the photo which was texted to her, she nearly passed out as it was. She looked at me and said OMG that's your hand holding that spider. She changed places. It was funny, kind of. Just glad we got to it and it didn't get to her.

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    yep, they will do that. if my iron doesn't have a little door to shut, i stuff a piece of tissue in it!!!

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    In my youth (oh how I miss it), I was driving from NC to Cali. Stopped for the night in New Mexico. Hopped into the shower the next morning and was soaping away when something fell into the bottom of the tub. I thought it was the soap and bent down to retrieve it. Nope....big old tarantula spider. Jumped out of the tub onto the toilet seat. I quickly dressed and went to turn in the key. The manager must have been afraid I was going to have a heart attack because he didn't charge me for the room. I'm not afraid of spiders but that thing was huge and scary!

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    I'm surprised that has never happened to my iron. We heat with wood and have lots of spiders. They don't bother me unless they are on me. I did have one once come down on it's web while I was driving. I let out a loud scream because it was heading right for me. Apparently I scared it because I have no idea where it went.
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    Whoa! What a surprise! lol
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    Well, all I can say is OMG after reading these posts, and am glad I don't have a steam iron, will spray interior of car before getting in, scan the ceiling of the restaurants, and not take showers in NM!!, as I'm one of those that get freaked out by the dang things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanne S View Post
    Yikes!! I would have run out of the room screaming like a little girl!!!!
    That would have been me ... and then I would have sent someone in to find the spider and to throw the iron away.
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    I would still be screaming.
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    Those little devils get into the weirdest places and then make their appearance at the most inappropriate times. I would have jumped and at my age that would have been amazing. Visiting my sister in Arizona one winter and was in the "reading room" and heard a scratching noise. The bath tub is right next to the commode and the sound was coming from the tub. I looked in and there was a scorpion trying to scale the sides of the tub. I knew that scorpions are a common problem in Arizona, but this was much too up close and personal for my tastes. I let out a whoop and my sister came running. Finished my "reading" and got the heck out of there. No way that scorpion was going to scale the sides of the tub, but I wasn't going to stick around to find out. My BIL went out and sprayed the entire foundation of the house the next morning. That was one encounter I'll never forget.
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    Bit of shock therapy, huh?

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    thankfully, my iron has a cover attached to the water fill hole ,and won't steam unless its closed.

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    Wow, I'd have jumped a mile.
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    oh, that's too freaky for me. scare alert!!!
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    My sister in law would have gone wild.personally when she screams at them I just wonder what all the fuss is about. The only animal I run from is a female pig I was taught to run as a young child and have never forgotten it.( reason to run because she had been separated from piglets and was after them, all were being sold at market)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanne S View Post
    Yikes!! I would have run out of the room screaming like a little girl!!!!
    LOL, me too. I'd be there right next to you. giggle....
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