I went down to my local fish shop today as I needed some more salt. I have known the owner for many years now and he knows my saltwater aquarium nearly as well as I do.
I had a good look at the corals and the fish whilst I was there and then settled down with a coffee to have a good chat with the owner.
People came in and out of the shop – some purchased and some did not.
There was one person who came in, had a quick look in one of the fish tanks, came over to the counter interrupting our conversation and said to the owner ‘I want that fish’- not even a please. No questions were asked by the customer as to how long the fish had been in the shop etc.
If the owner had not started asking questions about his other stock, the aquarium setup etc then it would have been a disaster.
Why – well he did not even have a saltwater aquarium – he had a freshwater aquarium!