Student Orders KFC Just so Delivery Guy Can Kill a Spider Lurking in Her House
In today's gig economy, delivering Kentucky Fried Chicken might also require you to perform domestic tasks in stranger's homes. Expecting to hand off a sweaty bag of fried chicken, a delivery man in England's south coast was quickly asked to rise above the mandate of his menial job: he had to kill a spider lurking in a woman's home.
22-year-old Demi Sweeney ordered KFC through the service Deliveroo, but attached a note indicating that whoever brings the food should also be a fearless slayer of arachnids. But the delivery guy, whose name is Joe and who deserves some kind of raise and maybe a plaque cementing his selfless achievement, was also something of an arachnophobe.
Nevertheless, he persisted.
"I showed him where it was, handed him the tissue roll and got him a chair, but when he reached for the spider he accidentally dropped it, which made me panic more," the criminology student told Metro UK.
Sweeney was freed from her self-imposed spider hostage situation when the driver crumpled the eight-legged beast into a napkin and threw it away. But since she posted the story on Twitter, various users are lauding her industry, calling her idea something of a breakthrough for people afraid to engage with spiders.
One concern I didn’t think of earlier, does this mean that youre going to do this every time a spider exists? Maybe a new emergency spider removal response set up is needed?— Jake (@Jakelb_) May 30, 2018
Love this story! Demi; I’ve just bought a spider catcher from ALDI specialbuys! Get yourself down and stock up! One for every room 😂😂— BeckieBoo (@Bexonlegsboo) June 4, 2018
I once asked the mail man to get a spider for me and a neighbour that I barely knew. They both did it for me 😭 but that’s when I realised I need to do something about this. I’d rather have a stranger in the house than face a spider 🤷🏼♀️ not okay— Beers, Meats and Treats (@anya_peach) June 2, 2018
But for the love of God don't turn this into an app.
We should make an app that calls for a volunteer close to your home to help with spiders— Felippe Katan (@LBKatan) June 4, 2018