goldfish-cracker-clipart-616730_goldfish_cracker1The phone rang abruptly as I was driving home from work.  Even over my car’s crappy bluetooth connection that makes most voices sound like they emanate deep from the ocean’s floor, I could tell my wife sounded anxious.

“I can’t just sit here and watch him suffer,” she said.  “It’s just not right.  We need to do something, now.  Any ideas?”

I paused, carefully considering the difficult decision placed before me.  It was surely the first time I had ever thought about the possibilities for such a drastic but merciful act.  What did I know of such things?  I struggled to answer, so I decided to consult the experts.

“Why don’t you google “fish euthanasia”?”

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