Wednesday, October 14, 2009

So long, and thanks for the single fish

Domestic violence rears its ugly head far too often. Sadly, not a day can go by without someone finding themselves in trouble with the law for beating up on a significant other. So what is it that really sets today's story apart, in such a way that we had to write about it?

How often do people stab fish in the altercations?

We're just going to guess not all that often, really. In fact, we can't recall the last time that we ever saw something quite so strange. Well, sure, there are all the garden gnomes acting like Nazis, but this is still weirder. After all, it's not like we're talking about a large fish, here. It was simply a betta, so nothing too overly large.

Okay, so a quick rewind and recap. A man decided that he needed to have a heart-to-heart with his ex-girlfriend. That didn't go quite the way he was hoping, so he lashed out. She left and called the police, returning with an officer in tow. Left behind in the middle of her wood floor was her purple fish, with a knife through it. Oh, and the the fish had originally been bought by the boyfriend in the whole situation.

If that wasn't weird enough, there was apparently also a consideration to ban the man from being within a certain distance of fish. So much for those visits to Petco.

Listen, if you really feel the need to commit some sort of violence against fish, there are better ways to go about it. Heck, if you just go out on a boat, you might even get people to pay you for what you do.

You know, for the seafood lover in all of us.

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