Yesterday after I dropped my sister and her friend off at dance class my brother and I went to this one shopping plaza that I really don’t like to go to that often because it’s 20 minutes away from my house. But it’s only 5 or 10 minutes away from my sister’s dance studio, so I thought it would be a good time to go. I had to get some knitting needles and yarn for the Gryffindor purse I’m knitting and I also wanted to use this coupon I had for PetSmart. It was a birthday thing for Benny and got him a free toy.
First, we went to A.C. Moore so I could get my needles. They didn’t have the right color yarn, so we had to go to Wal-Mart. I really don’t like Wal-Mart. One because it’s so big, two because the ‘express’ lanes are 20 items or less. How does 20 items constitute ‘express’? Where I work, express is 7 items or less. Third, because they only have 5 or 6 lanes open when there are 32 lanes total. What’s the point in having that many if they’re never open? Third, the whole issue about their ethics. But, whatever, I had to buy yarn and Wal-Mart is the only place around me that sells cheap yarn in Gryffindor colors. My bro wasn’t too happy since he hates Wally World even more than I do. We walk in and I bypass the greeter without getting a sticker for my A.C. Moore bag, hehe. I find my yarn and head over to the registers, where I have to wait an insane amount of time in the ‘express’ lane to buy 2 items. Then, we hightail it out of there.
Then my brother came up with the crazy idea of looking for fish in the stupid pet store that sells puppies. I wasn’t too happy about this, but I dragged him to Wal-Mart, so I agree to go. I hadn’t been in there since PetSmart went in which was a year and a half ago. I immediately start feeling bad for all the puppies and the other animals they sell since they’re all housed in horrible conditions. I wander around a bit and come upon the dog food section. My jaw drops as I see Canidae, Eagle Pack, California Natural, Innova, and a few other high quality foods. I never thought those were sold at this horrible place! I would never consider buying them there, but still.
My brother then finds something even more amazing. He had been looking for a kind of fish called Endler’s Livebearers, which are a variety of guppy. They’re extremely rare and he looked at every other pet store in the area without success. It seemed like the only place he would find them was the Internet, but for obvious reasons he really didn’t want to buy fish online. But in one of the dirty fish tanks at this store, were Endler’s Livebearers, labeled ‘feeder guppies’. They were tiny, only babies. And they were only twenty cents. So he decided to buy five of them and see how they would do. His guppies keep on dying and there is only one left, a leopard print one named Lucius. I immediately dubbed these tiny Endlers, Lucius’s Minions.