So, by my desk at work there's this window with a screen, and we tend to get a lot of bugs there. Yesterday the biggest spider I've seen there yet showed up. Kinda freaked me out a little, because it was one of the fuzzy ones, and I've never been able to remember if those were poisonous or not. In any case, I had no idea how it got in, but as the day went on I felt more and more sorry for it, stuck between window and screen. The sun was getting pretty hot, and I was sure it was going to roast alive there. I tried opening the window at some point, but it didn't work out so well, and besides, I was afraid I would squish it. It survived the work day, but as I went home I was positive the little guy was gonna die.
He was still there when I got to work this morning! And this time I was determined to get him out. I had the cup, and the paper, and everything! I would just catch him in the cup, slip him outside, and the two of us could go on with our lives. I did end up having to ask someone else how to get that blasted window open, though.
Unfortunately, humans and spiders don't communicate well. Poor little guy thought I was gonna eat him or something, and he was a clever enough spider that he got up in the very corner of the screen, where I couldn't catch him. So I sighed and went back to work. I was planning on lulling him into a false sense of security, then surprising him when he least expected it (after I disappeared for lunch). However, when I came back, he was gone! When I looked around I realized he'd finally found the hole in the screen he'd gotten in through before.
Not sure whether or not I should be embarrassed about this...
Fare thee well, friend!