Eric, Katie and I went and did a little shopping Saturday morning…….we are expecting more snow Monday night, UGH!! I personally think we’ve gotten our fair share for the season! Katie wanted to get 4 small goldfish at Walmart. She got a little 3 gallon tank 2 months ago and it’s been set up for 2 weeks with the water. So there we are in Walmart and there is NO ONE to help with the fish in the pet area. Hmmm, typical.
I actually worked the time out in my head that it would take to get some assistance. 10-15 minutes to find someone who works at Walmart. That person will call to the front (this is ALWAYS the case) and have them send someone to the back of the store where the pet section is (no guarantee this person knows how to get the fish). It will take the called person 10-15 minutes to get back to the pet section because we all know they will get distracted with something half a dozen times on the way back there. So, I guesstimated we would stand around for 20-30 minutes before getting any help with the fish from someone who probably didn’t know squat about it…….I say this from previous experience. Anyway, 20-30 minutes to get help with 4 gold fish that will cost $7 in total…….I DON’T FREAKING THINK SO!!! I looked at Katie and said “Screw that! I’ll get the damned fish myself.” You should have seen the look on her face (o.O ) priceless. She said “but we need a bag and what if someone says something??” Me, rifling through cabinets at the fish section, “I found the bags and if someone says anything they’ll get an ear full about how hard it is to get ANY help in this store and competent help is a rare beast indeed!”
I’ve watched pet store people get me fish a million times, I knew what to do. So I stared prepping and gathering fish and Katie was looking around like I was trying to crack the code of safe full of gold bars and she was expecting the SWAT team to jump out from behind the mountains of dog food and arrest us. Really? They’re fish. This is Walmart. We’re only suspicious looking because we’re not in our PJ’s. She loosened up after the first fish……..she was then asking me to get the cute ones and showing me which ones she wanted;) I told Eric about it and said when I was 20 years younger I would have NEVER done that. At 45 I just didn’t care what people thought all I wanted was to get the fish and go home. It was liberating;) BTW...the fish look awesome in her tank!