Early yesterday morning, maybe 5ish, a 27 cent goldfish was purchased for a scavenger hunt (I'm more and more agreeing that it was way irresponsible for them to ask for 'a live fish' on the list). at noonish, when I had woken up and taken a shower, this fish was still in the bag, on the couch with cold donuts and krispy kreme boxes and other garbage. I rescued it, floating the bag in my tank while I went to lunch and then releasing the fish in my tank(not the world's safest tank for a goldfish, though).
A little bit ago, Mark stormed in demanding his fish. I said I'd give it to him if he had a tank. He said he'd keep it in Kade's(other guy) tank. I said it was much, much safer in my tank(kade has multiple full size gouramis). He said he wanted his fish. It came out he actually intends to eat this goldfish. I refused to give it to him, offering him a dollar if he was so concerned about the cost of the fish. He threw a hissy fit, about that it's not my fish, and he had to wake up and get this fish at 5 in the morning when I was asleep -which can't be all true, because if he had been woken up for this scavenger hunt they'd have just woken me up to get a guppy, so he at least had to be already awake- and it's not about the money, "It's something I've always wanted to do, I do weird things," that he's an adult and old enough the military can tell him to kill someone and he should be able to make his own decisions. I think part of being an adult is being mature enough to not eat things which aren't food, or kill animals for your own enjoyment. I finally just asked him to leave my room, and he complied, although he implied something about telling people(I assume he means authorities) that I stole his fish, his property.
Ohhhhh, I'm so angry right now. Also angry with the girl who told him(knowing he intended to eat it) that I had it, since she could have just told him it died in the bag and was tossed out.
Thoughts, suggestions? other than me keeping my room locked while I'm not in it...