Exciting news here folks – I finally have a new fish tank! It all started a couple of weeks ago when my wife and I went to the state fair with a group of friends. One of the girls with us saw a small child walk by holding a bag of water with a goldfish swimming around. At that point, she was on a mission. She was determined to win a goldfish for her husband! We all walked through the midway of food stands, rides, and games before we came upon the goldfish booth. You know the game: you stand behind a counter and try to toss ping-pong balls into tiny little vases full of colored water. Land one in the vase, and you walk away with a new pet…simple as that! (Yeah, right.) Fortunately for our friend, it really WAS as simple as that – for the price of a couple measly dollars, her husband walked away with a goldfish that would cost a whopping $0.35 cents from a pet store.
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