I laughed out loud when I read your comment about poking your eye out with a rusty spoon.
If I see people trampling one another, I'm just gonna back off. I really, really don't need a new TV that bad.
I had two hamsters growing up. They both chewed their way out of their cages. One would come out and let me catch him when he got hungry.
If I could have any pets besides fish in my apartment, I would get a guinea pig. I got Delilah (Burnout) when I was in AL. I saved her from being fed to a snake. I couldn't stand the thought. (The snake was way to small, and she most definately would have died a painful death) Plus she came with a giant cage.