How many times have you just had a random conversation with strangers at your lfs
I was at the store a few weeks ago and saw some kids with there father who wanted to buy a starter kit fish tank they where about 11- 13 year old and they start asking me questions and I give all the help I can they told me they wanted to put the fish tank in there room. Anyway long story short it was there first fish tank and I try to tell them what I know about how to maintain it and take care of everything introduced them to live plants and all the bells and whistle. A few days goes by and I see these kids again with there mother this time we start talking some more he shows me pictures of the tank ( they did an awesome job) he takes my number and happens to be they live about a block away and now I see them all the time when I am outside or take my girl to the park (parks rite down the block). It's an awesome thing this hobby.
How many friends have you made at your local fish store?