Hmm. I enjoy some of these questions. To be honest, I enjoy getting people interested in the topic.
While I tire of people asking to eat them, I -- much like AVN -- respond lightly, assuring them they can try one. I bet it'd be a tasty bite.
I find it flattering when people ask me if my plants are real. I get to tell them about the hobby. I find most times when I tell them about it, they wind up getting a tank.
Patience is a virtue, and when it comes to this hobby I find most of us do have patience.
On regards of the cost of shrimp? I won't tell the causal onlooker the cost of the shrimp. I don't tell people what I make a year, (which is rediculously low as a college student) and I find they don't really care as to the cost.
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