once while i was raking hay, i had to go under an apple tree to gather a swath of downed hay. suddenly, i had excrutiating pain in my right eye! it was so bad i shoved the tractor out of gear and holding my eye, just jumped to the ground leaving 'old nellie belle' running. i knew that there was a house across the feild, about 200 yards away, but didn't know the people who lived there. it didn't matter...i ran to the house, stopping once to throw up in the field. without knocking, i burst inside and hollered,"help! i've something in my eye!" a woman came and excorted me to her bathroom. she sat me down and tried to get me to open my eye so she could look. i couldn't let her, the pain was so bad i was feeling dizzy, like i was going to faint and with her reaching toward me the dizziness seemed worse. finally, with my hands shaking, i pried my own eye open, looked in the mirror and saw what looked like a little string in the corner of my eye. i got ahold of it and pulled. i could feel the string unwrapping in circles from behind my eye! it was making me gag but i kept pulling. when i finally got the stringy thing out it was well over a foot long! after inspecting it closely, we determined it was a spider's web! all that 'bug-stopping juice' or whatever a spider puts on their webs, had made my eye so red, it looked like it was bleeding. i have given birth to three children, am active enough to have experienced lots of "boo-boo's" and not one has ever come close to the pain of 'spider spit' in my eye!
· 1 decade ago