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Mating Slinkys 10-23-2007 09:00 AM

Oh dear...
 
I know this is a subject that has been covered to death, and we are all sensible people who are able to weigh up whether to take advice from our LFS staff, on a case by case basis, depending on our own knowlege/research and how well we know the staff.

However, sometimes you just have to stand back and admire the pure platonic example of bad advice given. Not trying to sell something, not giving hearsay, not some half baked answer to an already controversial topic. Just a simple, awe inspiring, answer to what should have been a simple question. I mean, an honest "I don't know" would have satisfied me but...

I went in to a LFS near me, started chatting aimlessly about the weather and other such things with the new lass there whilst wandering past the FW fish section, saw one i liked and didn't recognise... and then this happened...

Me: Ooh, that's pretty. What's that?

LFS Lady: Erm.. hang on... I remember. That's a baby dolphin.

Me: Erm. OK. Really? I'll just have a look around myself for a bit if you don't mind...

Never did find out what it was.[/u]

Amphitrite 10-23-2007 09:41 AM

'Oh dear' indeed. You should have asked her how big a tank you would need to keep the dolphin in ;)

Falina 10-23-2007 11:56 AM

:shock:

Unrulyevil 10-23-2007 12:41 PM

good thing they didnt tell you it was a whale or lohness monster or something. :lol:

GregV 10-23-2007 01:00 PM

lol are you sure she worked there?

mHeinitz57 10-23-2007 05:10 PM

I would have said...

"perfect! do you have any miniature seaworld parks for sale too?"

Lupin 10-23-2007 06:57 PM

Re: Oh dear...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mating Slinkys
LFS Lady: Erm.. hang on... I remember. That's a baby dolphin.

I was under the impression this is a morymid she is talking about. One of the oddballs and related very closely to Peter's Elephant Nose.8)

GregV 10-23-2007 07:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mHeinitz57
I would have said...

"perfect! do you have any miniature seaworld parks for sale too?"

http://forum.gamion.de/images/smilies/018rofl.gif
lmfao

Well your at it, you could ask why she doesnt have her wetsuit on.

beetlebz 10-26-2007 12:10 PM

you should have told her that you dont believe in killing dolphins, as you are buying them as feeder fish. then ask if she has any baby dolphin safe baby tuna!!


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