Rachel's Blog: Irony in a Vacuum
The worst part of having your vacuum cleaner break down is not a job half-vacuumed, that's inevitable.
The worst part is not having to find the clothes brush to finish de-cat-furring the couch, you're already half done.
The worst part is not finding a nesting white tail spider behind the couch cushions.
The worst part is not threatening said spider with aforementioned brush and bodily harm and whacking away, regardless of spider guts on the couch.
The worst part is the moment after the spider runs into the upholstered frame of the couch when you realise that you don't have a vacuum cleaner to suck it out again.
Incidently, as of six hours after applying liberally "Do not apply to furnishings" insect spray, no harm has come to the couch.
Condition of spider: unknown.