Shane O Connor filmed his dear sweet Irish mother as she summoned the courage to kill a spider. She is truly terrified of this spider, and spends the better part of the encounter shaking a spatula at it as if this might scare it away. Not surprisingly, the spider does not notice her shrieks or menacing spatula and stays exactly where it is. It could be because it's drunk, or it might be part of the small percentage of Irish spiders that speak Gaelic instead of English. One spider is all it takes for someone with arachnophobia to completely lose their mind. But one spider is not nearly as frightening as multiple spiders that close down an elementary school, or thousands of spiders pouring out of a ceiling.
Shane's mom manages to turn this into an epic ordeal that somehow keeps getting funnier. To her credit, she does not enlist the dog's help, though it seems the dog would really like to pitch in:
Victory! She does manage to kill it, and closes with her signature finishing move: lots of poking with a stick. The O Connors will most certainly enjoy viewing this video repeatedly at upcoming family holiday gatherings.