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    Ironic situation

    My daughter calls me in because there is a spider in the kitchen. (She is petrified of spiders.) I killed it with a fly swatter. She said that was ironic.

    Was it ironic?
    Did I use the wrong tool for the job?
    Is there a spider swatter?
    Should I have just released it outside?
    Do I have too much time on my hands?
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    Spider kill fly.
    You kill spider with fly swatter.
    Yes, iornic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExactlyMyPoint View Post
    I killed it with a fly swatter. She said that was ironic.
    She needs to live on her own, awhile. She'll learn there's a tool for every job. It's the appropriate tool. It's normal, not ironic ... unless she learned "There Was An Old Woman" on the piano and has spiders on the brain, so to speak. "Granny" swallowed 'em, if you recall.

    def irony -- 1. The expression of meaning through the use of language which normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous effect. 2. A state of affairs that appears perversely contrary to what one expects.
    Hm. Spider is to fly as Fly Swatter is to spider.
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    There is some irony. Spiders kill flies. So do fly swatters. In this case, the larger predator won.
    "...whoever has no sword is to sell his coat and buy one." (Luke 22:36)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExactlyMyPoint View Post
    My daughter calls me in because there is a spider in the kitchen. (She is petrified of spiders.) I killed it with a fly swatter. She said that was ironic.

    Was it ironic?
    Did I use the wrong tool for the job?
    Is there a spider swatter?
    Should I have just released it outside?
    Do I have too much time on my hands?
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    Yea i agree, get the shottie next time.. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExactlyMyPoint View Post
    My daughter calls me in because there is a spider in the kitchen. (She is petrified of spiders.) I killed it with a fly swatter. She said that was ironic.

    Was it ironic?
    Did I use the wrong tool for the job?
    Is there a spider swatter?
    Should I have just released it outside?
    Do I have too much time on my hands?
    If it's of the dangerous kind, its over for him. Otherwise, its outside he goes.
    "He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one." Luke 22:36

    "If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so." Thomas Jefferson

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    Let me run out to the garage and burn a fat one then get back to you on that.
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    It doesn't matter how you kill him.

    Dead is dead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingdaddyoh View Post
    Let me run out to the garage and burn a fat one then get back to you on that.
    Okay, I'm back. What were we talking about? Oh yeah, I'm still lost on this one.
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    "Who is to say that I am not an instrument of karma? Indeed, who is to say that I am not the very hand of God himself, dispatched by the Almighty to smite the Philistines and hypocrites, to lay low the dishonest and corrupt, and to bust the jawbone of some jackass that so desperately deserves it?"

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    I have used a sword to try and kill a spider....mutant spiders that the local college can't identify. I cut it in half, the two halves ran away. After that I started thinking about snake shot.
    I know not what this "overkill" means.

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    You are trying to figure out the female thought process. Now, that's ironic.

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    I think you do have too much time on your hands, but I have the same amount of time, so...

    You used a device that is used to kill insects. As spiders are not insects, you may have voided the warranty on the swatter.

    You may wish to call the manufacturer and see if the device is certified to be used on non-insect species. If so, then you are good to go, but if not, although effective, you may wish to try something different on the next spider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kellyII View Post
    Yea i agree, get the shottie next time.. LOL
    Buck shot

    Bird shot

    Fly shot?

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