a lady 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.

she did.

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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