Red is Dead, & I Want a Refund.
Dear Pet Smart,
The next time I buy a fish, please don't inform me that if the fish dies within 14 days, I just bring it's little body back to trade in for a new one. I feel that you have somehow jinxed us. On top of that, I spent a good deal of yesterday morning explaining the word "ritual" to my son, and also fielding his many questions about why SharkBait's funeral at the toilet bowl was different than Allen's funeral, and lacked singers and flowers. Now, I must bring Red's little fishy body to you to turn in for a new one & forfeit the ritualistic flushing that comes with the death of a pet fish? I think not. We'll be getting our replacement fish and likely bringing Red home for his funeral, okay?
On another note: I whole heartedly agree that perhaps I have mistakenly done something to the water, or contributed to the death of this fish is some way. I requested Betta Water at your store, and was told that you don't carry such a product. The gal in the fish section informed me that I could just use room temperature bottled water. Sounded fishy (pun intended), but I tried it anyway. Today Red is dead. I will never try that little trick again.
Pet Smart, I'm just pissed, okay? And my son is sad. That pisses me off even more.