I think the employees at Petsmart are starting to hate me...
Lol, I'm pretty sure they're starting to recognize me too. Whever I come in, they (especially this one man) get a look on their faces (I'm not sure what to call it... it's sort of a mix of emotions) that they never did before I started opening my big mouth. I feel sort of sorry for them, because they really must not like a teen showing them when it comes to fish... and small animals... and then some, but there's only so much incorrect information I can take.
For example, two families were running around the fish section, looking at this and that, and they had a betta in hand.... I try not to butt into their business and between them and the employee who is talking to them... I do, honest, in fact for the most part I try to ignore them even though the employee is giving them a load of crappy info.
but then I overhear the man telling them about those plant tubes, and holding a semi-aquatic plant for them to see, and him saying "You'll need to buy plant food for this plant, but it'll grow very well." So, I open my mouth and say "It'll die, that's not a good idea." I point out some aquatic plants, and explain how the type he's holding would rot after a while. The man looks sort of guilty when the woman looks at him for assurance, and says something like "... yeah, it's only semi-aquatic..." When the employee starts to look rather annoyed, I shrug and say "Well, these plants *points to java fern and anubias* would do well with your betta, especially in the correctly sized heated tank..." and I leave to buy my stuff.
The funny thing is that typically I'm super shy, but once I interrupt and start talking, I'm not the least bit shy, I can look in strangers' faces and talk, and I can actually look at the employees and talk respectfully and calmly.
Anything like this happen to you guys?
Last edited by JKfish; 11-27-2010 at 05:44 PM.