Once, a wrong turn lead us to the Sharjah – one of the seven Emirates beside Dubai. We were hungry so we stopped in a mall to buy food and water. Entering that particular Sharjah mall was like slipping into another time. Contrary to all the glittery glitz and modernity of Dubai, we saw an entertainment area similar to those in the 80’s…even the lighting and the aura of the whole place looked so retro, and that’s saying it in a bad way.
We had our grocery and headed for the door when we saw a pet shop selling fishes. And no, not just the usual ones but something unique…
People, these are REAL fishes. It’s such a pity I’ve met them during the time I forgot to bring my camera. Damn, I’m with my camera most of the time but not this time! I took these with my mobile phone camera so it’s a little blurred.
Still. Can you see why there’s something fishy about these fishes? No? Look again!
HELLO WORLD, PLEASE WELCOME THE PATRIOTIC FISHES OF THE UAE!
Who the hell, imprints the colors of the UAE flag into these poor fishes’ scales!?
And if you think that’s the end of it, I swear this fish is wearing red lipstick.
Can you imagine how the work is done to color these fishes? How many fishes actually survived the procedure and lived on to show off their new scales? Last question: who buys this!? This is just weird.