I also use it to imprison spiders. Our garage seems to be a haven for them. I don't know why, but what I do know is that rather than getting on a ladder to smush one, or spraying some toxic chemical to kill one, I'd much rather just use the Shop Vac.
Cindy, yes, I know. Spiders should be free to live their own lives, they kill other bugs, etc. But i'm sorry. Some spiders need to die.
But here's the thing. I guess all this time, I've had it in my head that it works something like this:
That is, I can use it to trap scary things. Like spiders.
The problem is, even in Ghostbusters, they've got to open the trap to put the scary things somewhere.
I haven't emptied the shop vac in years. I guess I'm afraid that inside is one alpha zombie spider that lives on the flesh of the spiders that I suck up, and that he's just waiting in there for me to open it.
Have I told you that my mom took me to see Giant Spider Invasion when I was 7?
Cindy, I think my fear of my Shop Vac is Karma.