I killed a spider and left it at the site of its demise. My reasons (plural) for doing so are multifaceted in nature and infinitely wise..
Firstly, lets say a posse of spiders just happen to be rolling through on their way to Bingo night down at the YMCA. Suppose they get tired and comfortable, a 15 minute nap could turn into a 3 week stay. But a dead spider on site politely says “Keep it moving if you value all 8 of your satanically spawned legs.”
Secondly, I have always had a theory that spiders regenerate while I’m not looking or while I’m sleeping. Not exactly sure which.. So if it disappears within 24 hours, I will know my theory is true and continue to live in fear.. And if it stays where it is, then I will sleep more soundly in a world where I am completely wrong. Win-Lose vs. Lose-Win.
Lastly, there were no paper towels left and I didn’t want to touch it.. It was mostly the third reason..