Do goldfish belong in the ocean?
I…don’t think so.
But what do I know?!?!
Read this story from Reddit’s “Am I the A**hole?” page and let us know if you think this student acted like a jerk when they told a classmate what they really think of them.
AITA? My classmate “saved goldfish” by releasing them into the ocean, I called her a dumba**.
“My classmate recently made a TikTok and she showed a group of people at lunch time it.
They were next to our table so I overheard the girl say “hey look at my tiktok I made come check it out” and in it she explains how she “rescued” goldfish from the pet store and released them into the ocean so they can live free.
I was horrified upon hearing this, I love fish and have several aquariums so I’m fairly knowledgeable on them.
I walk over and I ask her to show me the video and I face palmed, she asked me why and I said “you realize you’re actually a dumba** right, this is one of the dumbest things I’ve ever seen” her friend says “well that’s just rude, why would you say that, because she cares?” to which I had to explain that goldfish are freshwater fish, they can’t survive the ocean because its saltwater so all of those goldfish were d**d in minutes.
They basically choked to d**th as salt filled up their gills. Lastly, you never release animals into the wild. There are goldfish that are destroying our rivers and lakes because of dumba**es like her.
They say that I’m a bully and walk away. I later get called into the principal’s office who told me I was expected to apologize, and I said no, I stand by what I said. F**k ignorant people who destroy the environment. My parents were called over and I got sent home and my parents are pi**ed I refused to apologize. I might get suspended.”
And Reddit users sounded off.
This reader said this student was totally right and NTA.
And this person argued that his classmate probably didn’t even mean well.
Another individual agreed and said she’s probably willing to do anything to try to be popular.
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