Sadly... since I stayed for that whole event I saw who all got a betta...
Most of whom were Freshman GURLZ who had filled their vases like halfway up with just the decor and were all like.
"Oh whateva I heard these fish live in puddles this is plenty of space!"
... come to think of it I think that was the same GURL who less than an hour later when I went past the front desk to head outside to the smoking circle (It's just what you think it is) ANYWHOOOOO... as I was passing the front desk that same GURL was all flustered going.
"I don't believe it! My fish committed suicide and jumped out of the vase!"
Me: "Uhh... (this was before I found this site so I was knowledge-less) how long was he out?"
GURL: "See that I don't know! Probably an hour! Went to showa and there he was on the floor barley movin! So I flushed him since I was shore he was gonna die anyway."
Me: "Well if you were sure..."
GURL: "Yeah least I still got meh a pretty vase still!" (I swear I'm not being mean with slang she really has the most annoying slang... like... nails on a chalkboard annoying).
Now I wish I had known more... well least now I do... my time to shine being a week or so again... when I got the Anubias, Wysteria, and Kyoto Grass... maybe 3 weeks ago? ANYWAY there had been this woman (Probably about 28, very professional looking) in the fish area. Then in the check out I see her behind me placing a container with a betta in it on the checkout... table thing along with food and decor... and so it begins...
Me: "Oh wow you got a betta!"
Woman: "Yeah always wanted one, and I found an old 1gal fish bowl from a few years back. So decided to go for it."
(Keep in mind there is a person ahead of us taking forever to pay so we had this time lol)
Me: "... mmmm 1gal is kinda small but tolerable... how often will you do water changes?"
Woman: "Oh... every few days I guess."
Me: "Should be every other day but that should be fine, that fake plant I see... you probably might want to not use that. It's the hard plastic and can possibly tear their fins."
Woman: "Sooo are you like an expert on Aquariums?"
Me: "... no, if I was I'd be yelling at you still about the 1gal bowl hahaha, use silk plants they look better anyway."
Woman: "Thank you very much I'll have to look more up on them! I really want this guy to be happy!"
*Now I'm checking out*
Me: "Oh your welcome! They are so much fun once they get used to their surrounding's! My betta is so curious of everything! They say they are one of the smartest tank fish and WILL begin to recognize you as their owner and get excited!"
Woman: "That sounds so cute!"
Me: "I KNOW!"
Me: "Good luck!"
... *FacePalm* Once again I write a FREAKING ESSAY! When I didn't mean too...