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The octopus and its friend

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Kam and I visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium's new Tentacles exhibit over the weekend. I was telling Arthur about it, and the following conversation (approximately) ensued:

Me: There was one tank with a big octopus in it, and a little fish, about fist-sized. A woman nearby said to her kid, “See that fish? That's the octopus's best friend.” ...I suppose it's a good idea to make friends with your lunch.

Arthur: Did you get to see them making friends?

Me: No. I guess it's possible it wasn't lunch.

Arthur: Yeah, maybe they were just friends. Maybe you're reading too much into it.

Me: I think the octopus wanted to be more than just friends, but the fish said let's just be friends.

Arthur: Yeah, octopi can be like that sometimes.

Me: Yeah. Clingy.

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