"But what is most excellent about addicts and Arabs and pensioners is that they don't come around knocking on Sergei's door. "
“Nonsense,” the fish says. “He was only here to make a little something for TV.”
“He wanted to take you from me,” Sergei says, almost crying.
"The one that looked straight into the camera and said, if he ever found a talking goldfish he wouldn't ask of it a single thing. He'd just stick it on a shelf in a big glass jar and talk to him all day, it didn't matter about what. Maybe sports, maybe politics, whatever a goldfish was interested in chatting about.Anything, the Russian said, not to be alone."