Arachnophobia, the fear of spiders, is a common phobia among many individuals, but a Reddit man has found a diabolical way to exploit that fear to his advantage. Your partner's parents aren't always the easiest people to get along with, however this man took his impatience with his wife's parents to the next level when he bought a tarantula to stop his mother-in-law from coming. to visit them
The man said he was never particularly interested in tarantulas. Even though he always thought they were beautiful and all, he would never have thought of buying one as a pet, if it weren't for the great benefit of keeping his mother-in-law away from his home.
The mother-in-law and the tarantula
In the long post about him, which went viral on social networks, the man said that his very traditional Chinese in-laws had really begun to annoy him with their unannounced visits and blatant violations of privacy. Although he had complained to his wife for years, he was never able to solve the problem. So, when he noticed his mother-in-law's reaction to the mere sight of a spider that was in a corner of the house, he had the idea of exploiting his arachnophobia to keep her away.
"I had the idea of getting a tarantula to avoid her coming to visit us so often. It is located in a large enclosure in the living room. I asked my wife first if it was okay with her, but I didn't tell her the real reason. It worked like a spell, the father still comes, but my mother-in-law can't bear to be in the same house, "the man continued.
Is this a case in which the end justifies the means? Or is he just, well, a little mean? Reddit users had no doubts: Reddit audiences took sides in favor of her husband. “You are 100% justified. It will strengthen the marriage since her mother will no longer breathe on your neck twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, ”commented one user.