had been buying medication
for her three goldfish
. repeatedly. for a good three
months. various diseases
finally dave (one of the owners) told her to bring the fish in so he could see what was wrong.
not a single one of those fish had a single scale left.
dave just looks at her and goes "what HAPPENED to these fisH??"
"well... sometimes a scale or two falls off when i pick them up"
"pick them UP? *why??*"
"i take them out of the tank every day! i scrub all the slime on them off with a brillo pad!"
...dear gods, woman... that slime is their natural defense layer! i still can't believe those fish *survived* for three months...
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