Yes. That’s what I said.
Spider in shower.
When you visited tropical places, you have to expect tropical things.
My friend, Alaa was visiting from San Diego so we took a weekend trip to Bali. We were staying at a lovely villa I have stayed in before with Monica and Jeanette a couple of years ago. When staying in Southeast Asian resorts and villas, there usually a customary welcome tour that the staff and hosts do for you to show you the features of your accommodation.
Our gracious host walked us through the fountain, kitchen, pool and rooms. One my most favorite features of villa stays are the outdoor showers, which of course our host was happy to show us. When we entered the master bath area, I noticed a visitor in the shower on the wall. A big visitor. One that had 8 legs and was about 4-5 inches in diameter (although it was likely bigger because we were standing back a ways).
There was no freaking out. There was a just a statement.
“There is a really big spider in the shower”, I said.
“Que?” he responded (okay he didn’t say que), but I did repeat my statement for him to hear and pointed to the large creature.
The gentleman apologized and said he would take care of it. And he did. He stayed behind as Alaa and I went back out to the main area.
Not long after this minor spider/shower incident, Brett joined us at the villa. We blah, blah, blahed and after some time we decided to turn in. And as it turned out, the “take care of the spider” was just temporary because, when we went into the large bathroom area for the usual nighttime routine, guess who was back in the shower?
Brett tried a second round of “taking care of it” but that sucker was fast! So we decided to be at peace with our shower-spider-friend and just use the nozzle to scooch him out of the shower with some water.
And we never saw him again.