Size Matters, Part 7

| Chicago, IL, USA | Family & Kids

Small child: “Mommy! I just saw a fish that was as big as Aunt Karen!”

Mom: “There is NO fish that’s as big as Aunt Karen.”

Related:
Size Matters, Part 6
Size Matters, Part 5
Size Matters, Part 4
Size Matters, Part 3
Size Matters, Part 2
Size Matters

He’ll Grow Up To Be A Fine Customer (From Hell) One Day

| Newport, OR, USA | Bigotry, Family & Kids

(I’m helping visitors touch some of the animals on exhibit. One of the boys in the crowd is getting too rowdy with the snake I have out.)

Me: “I’m going to need you to step back so someone else can have a turn.”

Boy: “Why?”

Me: “You’re being a little to rough with the animal. You can come back later, though.”

Boy: “YOU ARE BEING RACIST!”

Me: “Um…how?”

Boy: “It’s because I’m black!”

(Note: I’m white, and so is the boy.)

Me: “Um, you’re white.”

Boy: “Oh, so now you’re being a reverse racist!” *storms away*

Eeling Sad

| Charleston, SC, USA | Uncategorized

(The aquarium I work at is a non-profit organization, so we’re always accepting donations. A well dressed older lady comes up to me, and asks a question about one of the animals in the 2000 gallon tank.)

Customer: “You see the eel? Doesn’t he just look so sad in that small tank?”

Me: “That’s actually just the way they look and act in the wild.”

Customer: “All the fish are swimming in circles. They just look so bored and sad.”

Me: “I agree that it must get boring, but this is all these fish would do in the wild anyway. They would even live in a small area, like this one.”

Customer: “Well, I’d like to just write you a big check. But your fish just look too sad.”