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Reduce, reuse, recycle. That was Bob's motto to live by... and it was evident by the decor of his shabby little apartment.
He stood in front of the fish bowl and watched for a while.
"What do you think, Dorothy. Will it brighten up your life?"
Dorothy refused to answer. In fact she purposely ignored Bob and just kept swimming angrily back and forth, but Bob was use to it. He waited for her to calm down. She didn't. Finally his shoulders slumped and concern showed in his eyes.
"I'm sorry. I'M SORRY, DOROTHY! I just... I just didn't know what else to do with a broken lava lamp."