don't listen to the people who are saying things about you they obviously don't know you well enough you are probably a nice person who has a profound interest in nature, don't take sh*t from them, they deserve a pokie to the face. ;P
Are you sure they aren't the wierd ones... have you ever thought of it that way.I found out recently that the majority of my highschool thinks I'm a creepy freak because I own tarantulas. My poor friends are sometimes asked why they hang out with "that weird spider girl." ...I prefer the term "unique." ;P
Even my family talks about me like that behind my back. People seem to have the false idea that only crazy, scary people own these things. Most of the people who talk about me like that usually spend their nights partying with underage drinking, potsmoking, etc. The vast majority of them swear profusely and have little to no respect for their parents. And here I am, I do none of those things, and while they're out partying, I'm taking care of my pets, researching new ones, and being on forums like this.
It angers me so much that this crazy society regards responsible people like us who respect nature and like to learn about it as "weird" or "creepy." They should be looking at themselves. I try to be nice to everyone, but they continue to talk bad about me and my prized pets whom I care about so much. No one sees that though - they don't see that I love my pets and that when they gossip about them behind my back it hurts. And it hurts me for this hobby. No one cares to listen to the facts though. What do you do when people criticize you and your collection?
I have 12-14 pics of tarantula's posted in my cube at work, and people have started calling me spiderman too. I just laugh. Most of them are scared, but some ask about them and when they do, I love to talk as long as they will listen. People just fear what they are not educated about, and therefore figure the people that mess with the "weird" are also...."weird" themselves.And from then on out I had to be called spiderman.
My boyfriend does not like spiders, but he has started enjoying the idea that buying me pretty spiders instead of jewelry is a good way to go and way cheaper. Of course after a while the spiders should start earning their keep once I get them up to breeding.... let's see a diamond ring or necklace or something similar that would never get worn do that. lol.But I have found a woman now that thinks its cool. She's a bit clumsy at times so shes band from the T room. But with good reason (she knocked over a tub of slings) :evil:
i love how that works. i knew a guy years ago that i seen with my own eyes, was having a dispute with some other guys. one came at him with a shotgun. the dude took the barrel. held it to his forehead and screamed at the guy to pull the trigger. i mean he was out there but if you went near him with even a small snake he would scream like a little bitch and run. i know cause i chased him with one. then i put the snake down and ran like hell.Yup I am weired, Ive ben weired every since I was a young lad. I always identified with Ganzo from the mupet babies as a kid lol. Its funny I have a Preproduction music studio in my house and alto of artist that come over get freaked out wen the know that theirs huge harry spiders in my house lol some get scared and dont even want to come in lol, And they are supposed to be hard core rappers lmfao;P .but I have to agree in a since I dont really look like I would be into Tarantulas an love them as much as I do... well I dont really look like a Eagle scout aether
true, but i was just referring to the average joe who's not into bugs. the mature and the educated knows to be respectful and understand that everyone likes different things, while the ones that are not, well, act differently.i agree for the most part but i think some people are just born with that curious nature that drives you to want exotic pets.
my mother use to tell this story all the time, when i was five i found a garter snake in the yard and when mom found me it was bitting me. she freaked out and made me put it down. she said i looked at her and said its ok he was just scared. even at a young age i was obsessed with snakes, spiders and such.