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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-30-2012, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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Kroger...yea the GROCERY STORE

A friend of mine works at Kroger, and she called me to tell me they got a huge shipment of bettas in this week. They are selling them - in VASES with a rose - as valentines gifts. The staff were not given any instructions on how to change the water, feed, or anything like that. She was so excited, thought I would be too, thought I would "run right over' and see them all..

She didn't understand why I was not.

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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-30-2012, 10:34 PM
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....did they check to make sure roses aren't poisonous to fish?
And the thorns?

x.x Not to mention the vase thing as a whole....I know I link to a betta care sheet if you have acess to a printer, make a couple copies for people to pick up?

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post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-30-2012, 11:08 PM
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That kind of sucks.
A care sheet is a good idea though!
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post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-31-2012, 05:32 PM
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I *hate* it when people can't see beyond profit, especially concerning living creatures.

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post #5 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-31-2012, 08:19 PM
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OHMYGOSH we could also sell puppies with little Cupid wings and chocolate hearts!!! ...what? That's animal cruelty???? HMMM....

Seriously though, as if I already didn't hate Valentine's day and all of it's profit making.
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post #6 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-31-2012, 08:43 PM
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Oh. My God. O_O ajkgsoahgs That's soo freaking horrible.
*Runs to Kroger to save the bettas*

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post #7 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-01-2012, 05:46 PM
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So... For Valentine's Day you can give your girlfriend a fish that if given the chance will kill its mate when they're not in the process of breeding? Does anyone else find that kind of strange?

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post #8 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-01-2012, 06:07 PM
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^ LOL. "this is how I feel about you. a fish that will burn in it's own ammonia since you won't take care of it I'm sure"

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post #9 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-01-2012, 06:13 PM
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LOL ^^ these last 2 comment.....are....the best! but i hope the roses had no thorns...

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post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-02-2012, 09:29 PM
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whoever came up with that idea is an idiot. I used to work at kroger a few years back, never saw anything like that then. but yeah its most likely people with the mindset that fish are just for decoration........and I hate valentines day too.
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