People have all kind of fears. Some are completely rational and some are just so out there that they don't even seem like something that could ever actually happen to you. The one I'm about to talk to has always seemed like mix between the two.. at least to me anyway.

Have you ever thought about what would happen if you were sitting on the hopper doing your business and some living thing crawled out from inside the bowl. Well today, right here at this very radio station, it happened.

Fortunately for me, I wasn't sitting down to do this particular business or it could have been a lot worse. But as I was preparing to proceed with 'business' a humungous (it wasn't that big) terrifyingly scary (it wasn't that bad) spider crawled out from the bowl and onto the side of the toilet seat. I immediately thought about the multiple female coworkers that were in the building with me and wondered if they had done any 'business' yet this morning. Fortunately they hadn't, so they were in the clear.

Obviously I took several photos first so I could use it as a post at our app which you're reading right now, then I flushed the toilet intruder to his watery grave. I've been thinking since the 'incident' about what would have happened had I sat down for some other business. Would this thing have crawled up me like an arachnid proctologist searching for polyps with his 8 little legs? I know that sounds insane, but it's where my mind goes people!

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