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Michael Rolls

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Re: spiders
« Reply #15 on: Oct 13, 2020, 09:02:52 AM »
Well, a wasp sting killed a one-time works colleague, and nearly killed Veronica - saved by the GP being only a few minutes away - so I wouldn't get too complacent about it
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« Reply #16 on: Oct 13, 2020, 09:30:28 AM »
We have spiders who live in our battery operated gutter lights
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« Reply #17 on: Oct 13, 2020, 09:42:07 AM »
Well, a wasp sting killed a one-time works colleague, and nearly killed Veronica - saved by the GP being only a few minutes away - so I wouldn't get too complacent about it
Mike

Yes, I know of a woman who died through eating a meal that had a tomato product in it, to which she was allergic.

Therefore a tomato is as dangerous as a tarantula.
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« Reply #18 on: Oct 13, 2020, 10:20:10 AM »
Well, as far as I am concerned it is - I'm allergic to them - both of them!
Mike (not a dangerous allergy to tomatoes, but I only have to look at one being cut up to feel sick, never mind the thought of eating one. Never tried eating a tarantula and don't intend to)
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« Reply #19 on: Oct 13, 2020, 10:23:17 AM »
Oh, and Phil, in the 'I know of' stakes, I know of people dying through falling out of bed, eating nuts, choking on all  sorts of things - the difference being personal experience. I attended meetings with Brian, Veronica was my wife, so I'm not terribly impressed with the comparison
The incidence of death from wasp stings is very low - single figures per annum, I wonder how many die from tomato allergy?
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« Reply #20 on: Oct 13, 2020, 11:18:56 AM »
Oh, and Phil, in the 'I know of' stakes, I know of people dying through falling out of bed, eating nuts, choking on all  sorts of things - the difference being personal experience. I attended meetings with Brian, Veronica was my wife, so I'm not terribly impressed with the comparison
The incidence of death from wasp stings is very low - single figures per annum, I wonder how many die from tomato allergy?
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My original comment about the tarantula was based on the average person, you introduced the small minority who have allergic reactions.
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« Reply #21 on: Oct 13, 2020, 01:42:13 PM »
My original comment about the tarantula was based on the average person, you introduced the small minority who have allergic reactions.
Actually, you did with the tomato comment
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« Reply #22 on: Oct 13, 2020, 03:09:37 PM »
When we were kids we had an outside loo and there were often spiders lurking in there. Big ones. My sister was terrified of them  and whenever I came in from a "visit" used to ask if there were any spiders. She would wait for hours until someone went first to make sure there were none. I have to confess to "missing" the odd spider and if she saw it she yelped and ran out with her knickers around her ankles.  ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #23 on: Oct 13, 2020, 04:19:31 PM »
Actually, you did with the tomato comment
Mike

Actually your Reply #15 introduced the small minority of allergic reactions when you moved the conversation from tarantulas to wasps & someone who'd died from a wasp sting.

It was afterwards that I continued the allergic reaction theme, which you started, with tomatoes.
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« Reply #24 on: Oct 13, 2020, 05:21:18 PM »
Donít agree you started a rather silly comprising by saying tarantula equalled wasp. Stop wriggling
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« Reply #25 on: Oct 13, 2020, 05:49:21 PM »
My pal also grew up in a home with an outside loo. They kept a brush at the back door and took it down to the loo with them, to sweep out the spiders before they used it. Worked well.

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« Reply #26 on: Oct 13, 2020, 06:06:49 PM »
We had an outside loo too, at night my Dad would come down the yard with me to check inside for creepies.  Gawd it was cold too.

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« Reply #27 on: Oct 13, 2020, 06:15:54 PM »
I never worried about spiders.. I fear frogs.. Silly I know..
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« Reply #28 on: Oct 13, 2020, 06:21:44 PM »
I'm afraid of frogs too Scrumpy.  When I was about 10 we were having a picnic in a park and I put my hand on one,  the thing jumped in my lap !   S H R I E K

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« Reply #29 on: Oct 13, 2020, 06:27:44 PM »
I am also frightened of frogs, at my previous house I always came across one when I was gardening. :'( :'(
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