February 5, 2007, - 3:48 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
On the upcoming Valentine’s Day, what do you get for that special woman (guys don’t care about Valentine’s Day gifts, right?) in your life who has everything?
Well, something unique–something she doesn’t already have, like a . . . tattooed goldfish?!
Okay, well it’s not really a goldfish, but, rather, a “parrot cichlid”–a fish that looks like a goldfish.
The fish are imported from China and injected with a dye or burned with a laser with messages like “I (heart) you.” They cost $39-$50 a pop.
This has to be the most ridiculous gift I’ve heard of yet. Who wants a fish with a message on it. The fish will eventually die, anyway. And while I’m not for animal rights, why be cruel in the name of a stupid gift?
Find me a woman who wants to receive this for V-Day, and I’ll show you a bizarrette. And apparently, there are no shortage of those. The Detroit Free Press reports that three Detroit-area pet shops have sold out of the tattooed fish.
Oy. Those who find these amusing are likely cold fish, themselves.
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