A couple of months ago, I complained about basement spiders, which are black, spindly, and lurk in the corners where I need to stick my hands.
A few days after I wrote that post, I complained to a coworker about the basement spiders I'd encountered. He told me that that the last time he was in the house we regularly visit that is most infested by basement spiders, he'd come across a fist sized, fuzzy bastard that did not scuttle away when blown on/poked with a stick/otherwise encouraged to leave. He told it, "I won't bother you if you don't bother me," and continued his work with on wary eye on the spider.
I am not looking forward to my next rummage through that basement.