Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Coastal Georgia
Another Lecture at Walmart...
I went to Walmart to get some food, and dogs treats...I hate going to the pet section, but it is the only store that carries my dogs treats. Anyway, ya'll know what happened..I had to go look at the bettas. There were approximately 30 betta cups, maybe more!!! I tried not to look in the cups as I unstacked the ones on top of each other (no air)...I also tried not to look at the fish in the cups..then I saw it...a betta fish in a cup with a DEAD betta! The water was so murky because of the decaying fish! I ran to the sink, my hands shaking, and changed the water, dumping the dead fish in the sink...added some water conditioner I was buying...omgosh..I was so flippin' upset. I got my things paid for and waited for a manager...I got a manager and two asst. c.s managers...I gave them a huge lecture, while keeping my voice as steady as possible..then I walked back to the bettas with one of the managers...I explained about the water quality, or lack of it..I told her about bettas needing air to breathe, and that the cups should NOT be stacked on top of each other. I pointed out that they were ordering WAY too many bettas at one time, and that most of the ones we were looking at would be dead before they could sell them. She seemed to listen carefully to me, and said she would check the "sale rate" on them so she could change their ordering process...sigh. I made sure I told all three managers that I had sent a letter to corporate complaining of their treatment of their fish, and that I would be sending another one...I don't know if this will ever make any difference, but I have to keep trying.
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