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Old 07-21-2013, 06:35 PM   #1
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Too young for the hobby?

Today I went to my lps again because its Sunday and they usually hold cat and dog adoptions at the store. I went to check them out then went to the fish section.
I decided I wanted to get frozen food for the platy, because I didn't get anything but a heater the previous day.

Man, this cashier was mad. Red in the face. I was a little intimidated; she yelled "I'm here!" In a way that she wanted me to hurry and get out. And then she was eyeing me out, saying "oh you look too young to be getting this, are you sure you know what it's for? I don't think I wanna be selling this to you. You're too young to be owning fish." WHAT. It's frozen fish food. I'm not going to eat it. I just stood there and said "I know what it's for and I have fish". Response..:"Well I need an adult with you to buy this. You look 13." Im 16. I didn't even bother arguing and just left. I always seem to get the female dog employees. Bad luck probably.

What is "too young" in this hobby? I feel embarrassed to be honest, this type of thing never happened to me.
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:52 PM   #2
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I was 12 when I started and now I love to go off on employs buts who do that. I would have been a complete smart aleck lol Ahh, the life of a 15 year old.
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I was also 12 when I begun lol mine don't even question me on my purchases anymore. They know I know what I'm doing
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Oh my. I feel like a complete noob now LOL. I am quite new, but today marks the day where I finally got a hold of a cycled tank! baby steps hahaha. I was honestly never into fish, until my sister bought them from her school. Since I'm the older one, I was the one who had to look out for it.

I'm pretty sure buying fish food is self explanatory, so I don't know why she thought I was too young for it. My parents will always question everything though.
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you definitely should have told her off you dont have to be a certain age to buy food thats outrageous!!!
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Oh my. I feel like a complete noob now LOL. I am quite new, but today marks the day where I finally got a hold of a cycled tank! baby steps hahaha. I was honestly never into fish, until my sister bought them from her school. Since I'm the older one, I was the one who had to look out for it.

I'm pretty sure buying fish food is self explanatory, so I don't know why she thought I was too young for it. My parents will always question everything though.
My mom hated it when I picked up my first 10g, and told me I was wasting my money. I was really sad and tempted to take it back, but I didn't. 3 years later I own 4 tanks, 1 45g FW, 1 25g SW, 1 2.5 beta fish tank, an 1 g shrimp tank lol. All in my bed room (cough, can't walk without running into them, cough)
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you definitely should have told her off you dont have to be a certain age to buy food thats outrageous!!!
Nah, I don't want to start anything. She looked mad to begin with, I don't want it to be on newspaper headlines lol. Ill be going there on Wednesday and hopefully she's not there.
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Nah, I don't want to start anything. She looked pissed to begin with, I don't want it to be on newspaper headlines lol. Ill be going there on Wednesday and hopefully she's not there.
Don't worry, if you end up in jail for telling her off in the future, will start a AA fund taser for your bail :p
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My mom hated it when I picked up my first 10g, and told me I was wasting my money. I was really sad and tempted to take it back, but I didn't. 3 years later I own 4 tanks, 1 45g FW, 1 25g SW, 1 2.5 beta fish tank, an 1 g shrimp tank lol. All in my bed room (cough, can't walk without running into them, cough)
That's exactly what my dad is like! He doesn't like wasting money on unnecessary things, so when I told him that we cannot keep 2 platy in a bowl, he was disappointed. We bought the tank anyway though.
Lol, I could probably keep a 45g in my room but my parents will not agree. Like aways, they use the "not until you get your own place" card. Hey, I can't complain!
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Don't worry, if you end up in jail for telling her off in the future, will start a AA fund taser for your bail :p
So when I get out of jail, employees know not to mess with me. Haha, nah, I think it's because something or someone pissed her off, that made her act that way. That or she hates fish keepers, or teens. Lmao
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