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Old 01-15-2012, 11:28 PM   #31
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I work at a large chain store... One main competitor is petco.

We do get people who know what they are doing, and are intrested in doing what is right.. But they are boring to hear about! lol

When I work 8 hour shifts, which is what ive been doing alot of even though im only part time, I may help forty or fifty people on a busy day. Id say.. 20% of them know what they are doing. Another 20% are doing something wrong and genuinely want my help to fix it. Another 30% are people that are just starting up and want the basics... The rest just dont give a rats patootie about the actual fish as long as their tanks look "cool".
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:46 PM   #32
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I was in Petsmart just this afternoon and a little girl bought 5 Red Clawed Crabs FOR A 5 GALLON!!!!! I was Horrified! I almost screamed!
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:55 PM   #33
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A lot of people buy animals for their kids as if they were disposable, inanimate objects instead of living things to be responsible for. When one dies, buy another. So sad.
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It does get irritating, particularly when you blatantly tell a person that the fish is going to die because they do not have the right tank for it... But they buy it anyways and then come back a week later and blame it dying on YOU!
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