My friend's mother came to stay with her while she was recouperating from surgery. She and her husband were lying in bed, naked, when he saw a huge spider on the wall behind her. Knowing she is very afraid of them, he reached over, turned her toward him and told her to not freak out, that there was a spider behind her. Just as he said it, he put his open hand on her back, which she thought was the spider. She screamed, pushed him away, and he landed on the floor, on his knees, between her legs-where she was in a sitting position on the side of the bed. At this point her mother rushed in, covered her face and slammed the door closed. Later, every time they tried to explain they would start laughing, and she would say, "I heard you scream, and I thought you were hurt, but I never should have come in a married couple's bedroom without knocking"
at 11:47 AM on Mar. 2, 2011