While doing my usual (obsessive) Etsy browsing (this time for cute hair goods), I came across this:
Although cute, this little barrette sent a shiver down my spine. It brought back one of my most frightening experiences ever. While in Idaho, I was taking a shower with a towel wrapped turban-style around my head to keep my hair dry. When I finished, I stepped out and looked in the mirror to see a huge hobo spider crawling down my towel, quickly making its way towards my face. I am deathly afraid of spiders, especially large, dangerous-to-humans, biting spiders. I had a near heart attack, couldn't sleep that night, and this little barrette brought back memories of that spider being so close to my hair...no thanks.
I'd much rather take one of these, these, these, these, or these. Cuter and much less nightmare-inducing.