Hello folks who wonder if crowdfunding is just panhandling on the internet,

We live in a world where people live with phobias. These phobias or fear of something or someone can either be rational or irrational

The rational phobias are usually justified since they are in accordance with reason or logic. Some examples of rational phobias are

  1. Fear of having to pay taxes on your annual bonus.
  2. Fear of gaining a few inches after eating the entire tub of mint chocolate chip ice cream by yourself.
  3. Fear of being the richest person in the world and not knowing what to spend your money on.
  4. Fear of spending the entire day at the DMV.
And then, there are irrational phobias that defy logic or reason
  1. Fear of spiders because they are just devil's little helpers.
  2. Fear of eating a hot pizza that burns the roof of your mouth.
  3. Fear of Amazon Prime moving from 2-day delivery to 5-day delivery because they suddenly care for their workers and the Earth. (For the record, when it comes to the fast delivery of my Mickey Mouse gloves, I prefer the workers not take a pee break)

That is why it broke my heart 💔 when one of my friends freaked out when she saw this helpless creature minding its own business.

"Aaaaaah... a spider!! Can we get it banned from Twitter and TikTok?" she screamed. At that precise moment I had an epiphany. I should probably have a better vetting process in the future for making friends. Also, why is the Mickey Mouse glove ordered from Amazon not yet delivered. You see, the thing that triggered me apart from the fact that spiders have an equal right to enjoy social media like you and me is that this creature was not a spider, it was a Harvestmen. *DUN-DUN-DUUUN!!

I have covered at length the differences between spiders and harvestmen in a previous post, so I won't go over those topics today. Instead, we will take a look at why it is impossible for Harvestmen to bite you and thus not reasonable to be afraid of these harmless creatures.

If you have ever seen a spider eye to eye and made that special connection, you would observe that it has a pair of appendages in front of their head that have fangs attached to it. These fangs allow it to deliver the venom to subdue the prey and translate it to a meal for the spider.

Harvestmen on the other hand, despite appearing like they are trying to attack my hand are in fact doing something more innocent.

Harvestmen, unlike spiders, only have one pair of eyes mounted on top of their head. These eyes can scan sideways at that height which poses a problem for this poor critter since they are opportunists that don't want to miss the chance to get a bite of some decaying material in front of them or a small insect who happens to cross their path. #fomo

Instead of fangs that help spiders to consume their prey, harvestmen have modified those appendages that contain fangs in spiders to one that are tiny pincers that allow it to hold the food and tear it into small pieces before stuffing it into their mouth like no one is watching. Having those pincers brush against your skin is akin to a tickle than anything else.

Gosh, where is my Amazon package? I pray if the driver got into an accident, my package is safe.

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