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Recently, I saw a child looking into a fish bowl, absent of any fish.
I asked him what he was looking at. He said the fish. I said there were no fish, and he pointed to the decorative plastic fish present in the bowl.
When I thought about it, I realized that those plastic fish were no less interesting than any real fish which might’ve been swimming around in there.
Which really makes it confusing as to why fish tanks are so prevalent.
Sure, salt water aquariums can be cool and feeding fish is kinda fun. But really, an aquarium screensaver is basically the same thing as having a real fish tank. It’s just less upkeep.
I mean, if one of your friends told you they got a new fish, and another friend told you they got a new refrigerator, which one would you be more inclined to visit first? For me, it’d be a toss up.
I had a fish when I was a kid. It was a little betta called “Rainbow” because I was not very original or masculine.
I really liked Rainbow, and I still remember him fondly. But I really only have three memories of him: bringing him home, cleaning his bowl one time, and flushing him down the toilet.
All in all, I think a pet should make a bigger impression.