I Lost My Best Friend to Tarantulas :(

GPulchra

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"Hey, Ray. There's this reptile expo at the museum. I picked up a brochure for you while I was at the Spider Pavilion. Thought you might be interested."
*I call Rachel Ray
*my friend loves herps
"Uch, spiders disgust me!"
"What are you talking about?"
"They're stupid, nasty things. Tarantulas are the worst!"
":eek: I have, like, 4 tarantulas."

I honestly thought she was my friend, my BEST friend, but she refused to be my friend just because I had tarantulas. This whole weekend, I didn't even know what to think. I was really wrong about her this whole time.
 

AbraCadaver

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Good riddance in my opinion. A bestfriend wouldn't ditch you because of your pets.
 

YellowBrickRoad

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Well, at least you know now. Seems like a lot of relationship problems being brought to my attention lately. Tarantulas are like kids; You pretty much have to mention them right away. Don't let it get you down too much.... Just wait until you meet someone who likes T's then you'll forget all about whoever this person is that doesn't like T's. Good Luck
 

GPulchra

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Really, where would I find a preteen that likes Ts? I feel like the only person in the planet that is :( . It seems like all my friends are pretty disgusted by it, but I didn't know that my [ex] best friend would be that affected by it.
 

AbraCadaver

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Go to expos, find friends here to talk to about tarantulas, and you can find some friends IRL that, if not like your critters, accept them. I haven't seen my brother since I got my T's, he considers me a nutcase because I would keep them. But I'm not fuzzed, he doesn't deserve my awesomeness if he can't look past the fact that I keep T's.
 

YellowBrickRoad

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Really, where would I find a preteen that likes Ts? I feel like the only person in the planet that is :( . It seems like all my friends are pretty disgusted by it, but I didn't know that my [ex] best friend would be that affected by it.
Welcome to our world, I'm sure that 95% of arachnoboard members struggle with the same rationalities that you are experiencing. Its normal. In this case of simple human behavior -to like- causes twice as many people not to like. Give it 8 legs, more than two eyes, a big booty, attitude, fangs, and an ability to get big. lol thats when even more people do not like it. Just come to the boards everyday. Your not alone.
 

GPulchra

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People just don't like them because they're too awesome for the normal human to handle. Well, time to set up the "I'm Sorry" gift *puts giant Pokie in box*
 

odiakkoh

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How did you manage to get to #4 without her knowing? I don't have any yet and everyone knows I plan on getting some.
 

2oCHEVYo0

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I guess that's just the way the world works. People are afraid of something they won't even think about giving it a shot usually. Honestly you should've seen me as a little kid, TERRIFIED of spiders!!! Now I'm on a mission to collect all that I can, and my very first goal is all the Pokies. Some people need to just face there fears head on and realize their was never really anything to fear in the first place.
 

venomous.com

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Really, where would I find a preteen that likes Ts? I feel like the only person in the planet that is :( . It seems like all my friends are pretty disgusted by it, but I didn't know that my [ex] best friend would be that affected by it.
You realize that they weren't really your friend, right? No one who actually cares about you is going to be that upset by a T. I'd say you are better off finding out now
 

KnightinGale

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We feel for you, for sure. And it is true, anybody that is going to ditch you because you understand something they don't is not a quality friend. I also know that knowing this does not stop them hurting your feelings when it happens. But you have support here. (I remember when I was younger than you being laughed at on occasion because I made it my personal mission to stop people throwing rocks at bugs in the playground...a popular occupation at my school.)
Also you will meet people, in person and online that will understand where you are coming from. The "in person" ones may not be today or tomorrow, but they will come. Trust me, when it happens, you will have a better, deeper understanding and relationship with those people than any of the ones before, because you stayed strong and true to yourself. Don't accept anything less!

Knight in Gale
 

Chris_Skeleton

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Well look at it this way....

Your tarantulas will never leave you because of who your friends are ;)
 

aquaArachnid

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Tarantulas are misunderstood to most people that can't understand their natural beauty and total badassness
 

BrettG

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Just find somehting about your friends that you do not agree with and hold it over their heads. I am sure it will make them feel like the small minded idiots that they are....
 

ruca49

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I can't believe that your "friend" would act this way. But in all actuality welcome to the real world. Better to find out sooner than later.
 

CAK

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"Hey, Ray. There's this reptile expo at the museum. I picked up a brochure for you while I was at the Spider Pavilion. Thought you might be interested."
*I call Rachel Ray
*my friend loves herps
"Uch, spiders disgust me!"
"What are you talking about?"
"They're stupid, nasty things. Tarantulas are the worst!"
":eek: I have, like, 4 tarantulas."

I honestly thought she was my friend, my BEST friend, but she refused to be my friend just because I had tarantulas. This whole weekend, I didn't even know what to think. I was really wrong about her this whole time.
I'm coming in late... but I call my Tarantulas my "Friend Filter!" :)
 
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