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This Student Has A Phobia Of Spiders And Ordered Food To Ask The Delivery Driver For Help

"My fear of spiders was taken to a whole new level today."

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Meet Demi Sweeney, a 22-year-old criminology student in Bournemouth.

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Sweeney told BuzzFeed News that she woke up at 10am to an empty house as her housemates were away, and when she stepped out of her room she saw a huge spider. Sweeney said that because of where the spider was, she was scared it would drop onto her. She messaged her friends and family for advice.

One of her friends suggested ordering food and asking the driver to remove it for her. So Sweeney went to Deliveroo for help.

She said, "I considered that the driver may not be able to enter the house for personal safety reasons and did not want to order food for no reason."So, I decided to private message Deliveroo on Twitter to ask if this was a possibility."
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She said, "I considered that the driver may not be able to enter the house for personal safety reasons and did not want to order food for no reason.

"So, I decided to private message Deliveroo on Twitter to ask if this was a possibility."

They replied saying if the driver wasn’t scared of spiders themself, then they could help out.

She decided to order some KFC, accidentally ordered two meals, and put a message in the delivery notes section. She wrote, "I have spoken to Deliveroo customer service, please can you help to remove a spider for me."Around 20 minutes later, the doorbell rang and Sweeney ran down the stairs, past the spider, while holding a roll of tissue paper. She asked the driver if he'd seen her note.
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She decided to order some KFC, accidentally ordered two meals, and put a message in the delivery notes section. She wrote, "I have spoken to Deliveroo customer service, please can you help to remove a spider for me."

Around 20 minutes later, the doorbell rang and Sweeney ran down the stairs, past the spider, while holding a roll of tissue paper. She asked the driver if he'd seen her note.

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Sweeney said the driver laughed and said, “I have, but I’m also scared of spiders.” But after she begged, he helped her out and removed the spider.

She said, "He asked how big it was and said he would give it a go, asking where it was. "When I pointed at the top of the stairs handing him the tissue roll and getting him a chair to stand on, he then reached for the spider and accidentally dropped it on the floor where it began to run, which made me panic more. He said: 'Look away, don't look.'" He eventually flushed the spider down the toilet, which she said left her scared to use it for the rest of the day."I thanked him around 50 times; he kept saying this is so funny, whilst laughing. I wanted to hug him. A real-life hero."
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She said, "He asked how big it was and said he would give it a go, asking where it was.

"When I pointed at the top of the stairs handing him the tissue roll and getting him a chair to stand on, he then reached for the spider and accidentally dropped it on the floor where it began to run, which made me panic more. He said: 'Look away, don't look.'"

He eventually flushed the spider down the toilet, which she said left her scared to use it for the rest of the day.

"I thanked him around 50 times; he kept saying this is so funny, whilst laughing. I wanted to hug him. A real-life hero."

Sweeney then tweeted about the ordeal.

My fear of spiders was taken to a whole new level today in which I ordered food in a hope that the delivery driver would remove the spider.. Joe @Deliveroo @DeliverooHelp you are an actual LIFESAVER 🙌🏼 https://t.co/YnkQhqhhWW

And Deliveroo replied saying they were glad to see Joe, the driver, helping, and that they would reward him.

@demiswn What a guy! Great to see Joe could lend a helping hand - we hope nobody got stung! 🕷🕸 We'll drop you a DM you shortly so we can give Joe the praise he deserves 👋