the plastic container
This plastic container. It is clear and round and has this snap on lid. It came carrying hazel nuts. I ate the hazel nuts and threw it in the recycling bag. Then I had to take it out of the recycling bag. Then I put it back. Then I had to take it out of the recycling bag again. Then I put it back again. The third time I took it out of the recycling bag, I did not put it back. It is sitting there on the kitchen counter.
The reason this clear plastic container keeps getting pulled out of the recycling bag is —
It is very good for catching spiders. The spider that, when I went to pull the covers down, was romping playfully on the bed and ran into [gah!] the pillows. The spider that was practicing rappelling on the wall by the computer desk. The spider that was —
You get the picture. It is so spider season.
I do not have a lot of compunction about just killing a spider dead either. They have tried to do it to me. I figure, the inside is mine, the outside is theirs, woe to the spider who crosses that line.
But I really really do not like splattered spider. It is just not hygienic or feng shui in any known galaxy. So spiders around here have been living by the grace of being too inconvenient to clean up after a death blow and the plastic container from the recycling bag.
I am pretty annoyed though I have an empty should-have-been-discarded plastic container just hanging around on the counter in case of unexpected spider frenzy.