One lobster was belly-up, and another had mounted it and was digging into its torso with its little flailing maxillipeds and mandibles. It looked pretty much, though not exactly, like this:
I learned that:
- The sign on the lobster tank that reads "Do NOT feed" means that no one feeds the lobsters.
- Which means, the week before that little Chinese lady buys two lobsters and boils them, they've been sitting hungry in an Albertsons tank sans food.
- When lobsters get hungry enough, they will eat ... each other.
- The lobsters, though small, have powerful pincers (I learned this from my co-worker, who happened to get one grasping onto his thumb one time, much to the delight of his customer [the description did seem very cartoony to me:
Me: How did you finally get it off?
Michael: I hit it really hard against the tank.]).
- Michael is a funny kid:
"The first time I made a PA [announcement about meat specials], I messed up the prices and blurted out 'Oh, shit!' and hung up real quick."
"Yeah, some manager came over and said 'That... was really funny. But don't do it again.'"