Ever since coming to this site, I never, ever, ever ask pet store employees about anything -.- Not my rabbits, dogs or fish, I just go to forums and look for the answers myself. I used to work at the Petshotel in Petsmart, and my supervisor would always go out on the floor herself or send me out to help customers with there dogs/cats, even though it WASN'T our job, because she would get so ticked that the people who actually worked on the floor were morons when it came to giving out info...
I'm pretty shy, the only time I'm not shy is when I was working at Petsmart and I had the Petsmart shirt on, gave me power to give people advice without being embarrassed lol. But now I really don't butt in, but I try to be sneaky. When I see someone with a Betta or going to buy a Betta, I usually say something like "They make really awesome pets" And when the person says "Oh, you have one?" I just casually say "Oh yeah, I have seven" lol and if there actually nice people, they end up asking me for advice, though sometimes I've just had people grunt or give me a polite smile before just ignoring me, because they just don't care : /
The other day though when I was looking at tanks on Black Friday, one of the people who worked there, like the assistant manager, saw me picking up a tank and asked what fish I had and told him I was splitting it for two Betta's. He asked me if I bred them and I said no, but someday I'd like to try it at least once, but only when I could get a really nice pair from Thailand. And you know what he does? Just laughs and brush's it off and says that I should try it with some store betta's because it's a waste to buy expensive betta's, that there "so super easy" to breed and I should do it for fun. I didn't say anything but I'm thinking "Ohhh myy Gooddd, I hope you don't encourage a bunch of people to breed store betta's...-.-" Especially Petsmart, all they ever have is veiltails and crowntails. At least Petco is getting some really super gorgeous ones...but still!
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