Sergei tells the boy, tells him in what he thinks is a straightforward manner, that he doesn't want it. Not interested (Keret 11)."
I don't want it.Not interested.
“No reason to take him to the hospital anyway,” says the goldfish, in Russian. “That one’s already dead(Keret 16).”
The goldfish persuades Sergei to use his wish on Yoni
Sergei said to Yoni that "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(keret 41-41)."