Fishmonger Gets Business Closed After Sticking Googly Eyes To Fish 'To Make Them Appear Fresher'

September 4, 2018


A fishmonger in Kuwait recently had his business closed by police after adhering google eyes to the actual eyes of his fish "to make them appear fresher," although I'm a firm believer that anybody foolish enough to fall for the ol' googly eyed fish scam deserves to eat a rotten fish.

The footage clearly shows the fake eye slipping off to reveal a much less appealing yellow eye underneath.

Rival sellers responded with mock advertising announcing the sale of "fish without cosmetic surgery", featuring an image of a fish and a selection of coloured contact lenses.

In July, another fishmonger in Kuwait was accused of putting nails in their fish to increase their weight, the BBC reported.

Wait -- someone else was caught putting nails in fish to increase their weight? What is wrong with you? The googly eyes thing I understand, but nails? That's messed up. "Says the guy who used lead fishing weights to win the heaviest tomato competition at the county fair." That's different, that was a contest, everybody cheats in contests.

Keep going for a video in case you need to see a video (which you absolutely do not).

Thanks to Closet Nerd, who agrees they should have also given it some of those wind-up chattering teeth to make it seem so fresh that it's still alive.

  • lushkneebumbuild

    the eye, why does it move

  • lushkneebumbuild

    it wasn't a trick, it was...a...bonus? yes! a bonus, like the prize in cereal, buy fish get free plastic eye

  • GeneralDisorder

    I really hate eating fish so this isn't any more disturbing than eating fish already is.

    This sort of thing definitely reaffirms that traveling is not for me.

  • Munihausen

    The word "fishmonger" clearly needs to be used more often.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I had a discussion with some coworkers how it would be fun to use the word monger on your resume.

    You go into a job interview and someone's sitting across from you reading off your list of former job titles. So you've been a fishmonger, a cheesemonger, a... I'm sorry, does that say war-monger? Welcome aboard!

  • shashi

    you know damn well it says whoremonger

  • Jenness

    I expect nothing less from my Kawaiti fishmongers. I'm disappointed there were no false eyelashes and full on makeup on the fish.

  • TheQiwiMan

    I find the fish far more unsettling with the googly-eyes than without them.

  • Irina Abramovich

    Hubree thought of putting stickers of Tigers on the fishes’ eyes to make them look badass and like they want eyeball tattoos... YUP— Hubree is brilliant. Even though Hubree is a runaway — we still have a pet soulmate bond that transcends the mind, body, and spirit!=)

    Hubree: Thanks for all your support while I am in treatment for anorexia/bulimia.=)

  • Closet Nerd

    Steve Buschemi fish...

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