Again I kind of adore the messages Yuuko is putting across here.
Only the victim of a situation can decide whether their suffering was significant or not. Grudges are easy, unequal, and unfair by their very nature. And even then, spiders are more fair than humans.
It occurs to me that Yuuko isn’t even explaining this as a lesson that Watanuki “needs to learn”, but rather as an explanation that “this is just how things are, and none of it is ever fair or equal”.
LIFE IS FULL OF RANDOM SUFFERING AND UNFORESEEN CONSEQUENCES YOU GUYS.
THANKS YUUKO. OUR CHATS ARE ALWAYS SO UPLIFTING.
My favourite resolution to this plot line would be Watanuki going, “Oh, the spider wants Doumeki to suffer? OK I GOT THIS.”
And then just like. Chasing Doumeki around his house beating him with a stick until the spider was satisfied and lifted the curse.
It’s absolutely not going to be that simple BUT I CAN DREAM OK.