Fish tanks are a beautiful and cost-effective way to brighten up a home. But—if you’re stupid enough—they can get pretty darned expensive thanks to water damage.
Take this kid, for example:
Okay—that was an honest accident. I suspect the kid will be more careful next time he’s flexing his massive guns around glass objects.
But this next video . . .well, some people are just stupid on purpose. Best guide the kiddies out of the room for this one—it ends with a naughty word. And if you’re in PETA, avoid this video altogether.
The results were predictable, though I thought for sure those fish were goners. I like being wrong about things like that.
Then you have the random factor that is a cat. As I write this, my 25-pound furry buddy (Buster) is trying to squeeze behind the entertainment center – and, like an octopus, he is somehow compressing his body to the thickness of a sheet of paper. In other words, he’s succeeding. And in a minute or two I’m gonna have to get up and pull his fat ass out because he’ll get stuck. He’s done this before.
But I digress. This next video shows you why I currently don’t have a fish tank:
That could have ended a lot worse. If a cat the size of mine did that, there would be glass, water, and fish all over the floor.
I guess there’s a little lesson in here somewhere. Buy a fish tank. Enjoy its beauty. But, unless you have flood insurance, don’t go swingin’ heavy stuff around it, blowing it up, or allowing your cat a preview of the night’s menu.
by John Barker