Kyle, are you out there???

Discussion in 'The Green Room' started by Volpone, Nov 19, 2023.

  1. Volpone

    Volpone Zombie Hunter

    Nov 10, 2004
    Bigfoot country
    Drinking and thinking. This post will be interesting to almost no one. I once had a cat. Had to give it up when I joined the Marine Corps (they don't take cats at boot camp). Later I got a fish--a betta--thinking it would be less work and responsibility than a cat.

    Fish are a pain in the ass. OK, goldfish are relatively simple, but bettas can be a pain. They need to be fed twice a day. And they live in a little dinky bowl, so delayed feed options don't work well. But I kept the bugger alive for some time.

    But there were no jobs in Oregon. And I was running out of money. So I took a job in Hawai'i. This was post 9-11, so there were liquid restrictions because some retard tried to blow up a plane with liquid explosive. And the logistics of checking a $2 fish and keeping him alive didn't seem credible. So I got Kyle to adopt my fish.

    At this point he'd been alive for years and it was a constant struggle with fin rot and other exotic maladies. So he had some weird swelling/growth on his head when I left Oregon and Kyle conceded that the fucker had died--possibly even on the way home.

    I just wanted to tell Kyle that I was going through old links on my browser and by betta standards, the little bastard had lived a long, full life, and he probably would've died of old age no matter what someone would've done. I probably should've just flushed him--but that would've seemed cruel.
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  2. Bickendan

    Bickendan Custom Title Administrator Faceless Mook Writer

    May 7, 2010
    RIP, Betta. :salute:
    Also: @Kyle to ensure he sees this thread.
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  3. Peach Wookiee

    Peach Wookiee Fresh Meat

    Oct 2, 2008
    Volpone, glad to see you again! My family had a betta that lived long and prospered as yours did.
    Also, yeah, all it takes is very few people to ruin something for everyone…
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