In a strange turn of events, A video From TikToker Aquarium World (@aquarium.world.18) has 680,000 viewers interested in the story of an unusual encounter with a customer at a pet store. The video, titled “Over a thousand dollars in fish and paying cash? Something’s Not Right,” features a blonde woman playing multiple roles — pet store employee, manager, and customer — telling a story that has viewers clamoring for a conclusion.
The video shows the employee detailing the interaction: “Excuse me ma’am, can you help me? I’m going to need a lot of fish.” The customer’s order is anything but ordinary, as he plans to purchase the store’s entire stock of barbs, tetras, cichlids, and more, amounting to a few hundred fish. The employee, surprised, agrees to help, but as the customer insists on paying in cash, the feeling of unease grows.
“Something doesn’t feel right to me,” she admits to her manager.
The TikTok community has been left on the edge of their seats, with comments pouring in demanding the story be resolved. “Why didn’t you finish the story?” one user asks, echoing the sentiments of many others who are confused by the customer’s intentions. “Did you find out why he was buying so much fish? I don’t understand,” another user adds, looking for closure.
Despite the collective anticipation for the follow-up, Aquarium World has yet to release Part 2, leaving the story’s ending to the imagination of its wide audience. This storytelling style has sparked a debate about the nature of content on TikTok, where creators often share narratives that capture viewers’ curiosity and engagement, even if they leave them hanging without a defined ending.
There was one commenter who speculated on what “Part 2” of the story would be, and the individual in question was hoping that Aquarium World’s price would match all the fish that were packaged for his order. The price match resulted in just a few dollars for the pet buyer since the fish would have cost only a cent apiece: “Pt. 2- Basically, the guy thought they were going to price match the fish for a cent each, but they didn’t match the price, so she had to To bring all the fish back,” the TikToker wrote.
In the ever-evolving fabric of TikTok, the platform has emerged as a modern-day agora, a gathering place where stories unfold in real time, often leaving viewers on the edge of their seats, hungry for more. This particular tale of a mysterious group purchase of fish at a pet store has become another thread in the platform’s rich narrative, one that hundreds of thousands of viewers hope will soon come to an end.
As Aquarium World’s story hangs in the balance, it’s a testament to the magic of TikTok — on TikTok, the journey is indeed just as interesting as the destination, with each pass a potential gateway to the next exciting chapter of an ongoing story.
The Daily Dot reached out to Aquarium World via TikTok comment to find out when part two will be coming.
*First published: November 10, 2023 at 7:30pm CST
Jack Alban is a freelance journalist for The Daily Dot covering trending human concerns, social media stories, and real people’s reactions to them. He always strives to incorporate evidence-based studies, current events, and relevant facts into these stories to create a viral publication that is anything but mediocre.
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