……from yesterday’s blog about animals, I have come up with what I think (no evidence whatsoever), is possibly the most depressed and anxious animal on the planet. A fish, any fish will do.
Now I have come to this conclusion purely by comparing a fish to a human. I am talking about fish that live in the rivers and sea that surround the United Kingdom. So not the lucky ones that are on holiday right now in tropical waters.
To start with, fish are constantly wet, imagine how horrible that must be. They can’t hold a towel to dry themselves off. The only time you are dry and warm is when you are served with chips. If they managed to get hold of a hairdryer (not that they have hair), it probably wouldn’t end to well. Sunbathing on the beach probably isn’t a good idea. Imagine swimming around all the time in the dark cold polluted water. Very depressing. Where do they go for there holiday?
Imagine now being a fresh water fish, let’s say a carp. Happily swimming around in a pond, people coming to feed you bread. All very civilised. Until, you make the fatal mistake of going to have your lip pierced and ending up in a fisherman’s net. Probably not to bad the first time, but everyday during the fishing season must be monotonous. No matter what mood you are in you get dragged out of the water, held for a photo, weighed, put in a net and finally released for it to happen all over again. Anxiety and depression must be through the roof (not that they live in houses).
Finally there are the fish that are kept in tanks indoors. What a life. Imagine swimming around in circles all day. Having people point and stare at you. Watching the family you live with dissappear off on holiday without even asking if you want to go. And then worst of all, if you look up you see your poor mate floating on the surface ……dead. Depressing