She Needed Someone to Kill a Spider, So She Ordered KFC

Delivery guy 'Joe' got the job done
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 7, 2018 9:20 AM CDT
Delivery Guy Turns 'Hero' for Arachnophobe
A spider sits on his web in Belarus.   (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

You can't say millennials aren't resourceful. Take Demi Sweeney, a 22-year-old student in the UK, who ordered $17 worth of KFC grub just so the delivery driver would kill an inch-wide spider. Afraid of the spider "blocking" the stairway from her room to the downstairs (the spider was apparently on the wall near the ceiling), Sweeney asked uneager friends, one of whom suggested she order food and hope for an obliging delivery driver.

Taking that advice—"I was hungry and thirsty at this point because I couldn't go downstairs to get any food," Sweeney tells Metro—she left a special note on her Deliveroo order. Despite his own arachnophobia, Sweeney's "real life hero," identified as Joe, got the job done, per Munchies. Sweeney is now only concerned that her new method of dealing with spiders "might get a bit expensive." (More spiders stories.)

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