A pet tarantula is preferable to this man's in-laws. Photo credit: AAP Photos.
A man sick of dealing with his "unbearable" in-laws decided to take the matter into his own hands.
The unidentified man who revealed himself on Reddit, decided to buy a tarantula after the constant clashes with his in-laws that left him wanting to keep his Arachnophobic mother-in-law at bay.
He published on Reddit: "Privacy does not mean anything to them, and my wife refuses to set limits.
"They will come every day without notice to visit my wife / play with our children. I never receive a respite from my mother in constant and persistent (law). "
The man continued: "A few months ago (my mother-in-law) went crazy after a spider (wolf?) Was just in the corner. Panic attack and everything.
"So I had the idea of getting a tarantula as a way to keep her from coming so often, it's in a big room in the living room."
The man said he asked his wife before buying the spider, but kept his motivation a secret.
"He worked like a spell, the dad is still coming, but the mother can not stand being in the same house as her."
The man posted his story on the "Am I The Asshole" subreddit, asking other users if he was wrong for not revealing his wife's motives.
"She has continued to ignore my concerns about limits for years," the man said in an attempt to justify. "I do not think I had a choice, and the tarantula is a great pet."
Most people agreed that he was not "the imbecile" because he had first obtained permission from his wife. His wife is also aware of his mother's arachnophobia.
Some readers commented that his wife can support the idea, but does not want to admit that she is fed up with her parents.
As intolerable as in-laws can be, a tarantula in the living room does not sound much better.