Okay, I just got home from the local Petsmart with my son. He's been pestering me to buy him a hamster for months now. So I gave him some little "goals" to reach and told him if he did it all I would buy him one.
He basically did everything he needed to... Of course there were a few things he negotiated with me... kids 6 years old, he's like Monty Hall.
Anyway, I pick him up from school and we shoot over to the PetSmart. They had a shitload of hamsters to choose from. He paced waiting so impatiently for the clerk to come and let us see a few that he liked the most.
Being the responsible parent that I am, I had to make sure the things had good temperment, you know.. no nasty biters.
Well... He shows me the one he wants and I ask the girl if I can see it. She's like "Sure, just reach in and pick it up". So I did. But as I reached into the tank, the fucking thing clamps down on my finger like a crocodile!
Just from reflex, I yank my hand out of the tank and there goes this hamster flying 20 feet in the air and 3 isles over! Holy Shit!
Not 3 seconds later, I hear someone scream and then a huge CRASH!!!
With my finger in my mouth, I look at my son... he's staring towards where I flung this hamster, in shock, his mouth wide open... the clerk goes running off to see what happened and my son looks at me and says, "I changed my mind daddy, I don't want a hamster anymore." I nearly pissed my pants laughing.
I didn't even wait for the clerk to come back, Me and the boy went over to see what the loud crash was, apparently the hamster freaked out a teenage girl who turned to run from it and went right through a display of "Beggin Strips" dog treats that were stacked up in a pyramid.
I told the clerk, we changed our mind and we turned to leave and as we were walking out I heard over the intercom.. "Clean-up in Isle 4"
Some funny shit man. We laughed nearly the whole ride home!