Sarah, she has a fish now. Not a goldfish. But it is a fish, complete with fins and a life forever underwater. Poor Beta. "He's cute."
I don't care as long as I'm not saddled with the responsibility for it at any time (I am not cleaning the tank, I am not feeding it), and as long as I am not blamed for its eventual death. But what the hell can you do with a fish, other than kill it sooner or later? You can't pet them. You can't take them for walks. You can't hold them. Most fish do not display traits of intelligence. I don't know about you, but I've always found watching fish to be incredibly boring and rather tedious, not relaxing.