Barney the Betta
For Christmas this year my sister gave me a betta fish! I decided to spread joy and cheer by bringing him to work. Of course, the first order of business was finding a name for the little guy, because you can’t have a fish at work without a name. Well I figured it would be best to have a name to begin with the letter “B” since it flows off the tongue so well. We threw around a few candidates like Buster, Buddy, Barnibus and Beelzebub, but we finally settled on Barney. There’s a little aquatic plant in the bowl with him to provide a decent habitat. My favorite question has been, “Is there a fish in there?” I usually respond with, “No, it’s an aquatic plant.” I must not be spreading the sarcasm on thick enough because surprisingly some people respond with a simple, “oh” and move on. But c’mon people! It’s a FISH BOWL!
They tell me his bowl needs to be cleaned, but I’ve done that once already!