With girlish terror, Amanda shrieked her boyfriend's name; he quickly came in and vanquished the spider with a mighty flick of his manly middle finger.
"Now, that wasn't scary, was it?" he said with a condescending smile, as he started on his favourite lecture that week: How We Need to Save Money and Consolidate Our Assets. She mutely nodded, humbly grateful for his financial savvy and patient ways.
Jolting awake, Amanda instantly called for her boyfriend; he crawled from under the bed immediately. "Good boy," she murmured, while contemplating the fact that only in nightmares were men superior to women.