Overheard at the Orthodontist:
"...so I really need to get the goldfish out of the bathtub and into the outdoor pond."
That was enough to divert my attention from the 2 month old People Magazine and begin eavesdropping.
The receptionist asked: "How long have the fish been in your bathtub?"
"Oh all winter. The pond completely freezes so we've been bringing them inside in the winter for the past couple of years."
The receptionist: "You keep fish in your bathtub all winter?"
"Yes, it's a garden tub. My husband put plants by it. We have one fish we call "lucky" because he didn't make it out with the others and lived all summer anyways.
The receptionist: "Um, what do you do about bathing?"
"We use the shower, it's separate from the tub." Then she finished paying her bill, her son came out and they left.
The receptionist and technician and I looked at each other in amazement, and then began to discuss this. Who ever heard of a garden tub? Have you ever seen what a mess goldfish make in their tanks? Can you believe they left one in there and didn't even know it?
Then the receptionist summed it up by saying: "Those country people!"
Now if you think about this...eww! Have you ever heard of a garden tub?