|Sarah Bus Stop Guy, the 12-year old brat, didn't want to have a picture taken of her, so my junior photographer, Daniel has provided the most recent picture of her|
You may recall that a month or so ago, a preteen named Sarah Bus Stop Guy (‘Bus Stop Guy’ is a compound surname) took a truck full of toys and tried to take them down the road, only to be stopped by a trio of Dilophosaurus from Animal Adventures Inc. Well, for a while Sarah hasn’t really done anything she shouldn’t have been doing . . . that is until last Wednesday. It all started when silly little Sarah confiscated a book from her pet “Guinea Dog” (a guinea pig that acts more like a dog) named Fido (Fi-doe). The book was called, “Training Your Owners for Doggy Dummies” by Professor Ebenezer Paine, 1798. Sarah didn’t like the book so she got her money out of her bank, hopped on her bicycle and rode off. Where she was going, no one knew. While riding, she passed by another cyclist, Jack Stevenson. Jack is not only a young teenager who knows Sarah, but he is the son of the geneticist Dr. Steve Stevenson and also the paper boy for Smiley’s News. So when he saw Sarah ride by, he knew she was up to something. Jack is quoted for saying, “I know Sarah very well. So I know when she’s up to something. It looked to me like Sarah was going to get in trouble, so I decided to follow her.” Jack quickly parked his bike full of newspapers at his house and got some of his buds together. The “people” he got together were: his sister, Angel Stevenson, Ryan Gregor, the identical twins Tiger and Willy Adamson, Gordo the Monkey, Fido, Dr. Dodo, Mr. Fred Fish and a Guanlong (Goo-on-long) dinosaur from Animal Adventures Studios named Ming. Using Fido to get Sarah’s scent trail, they tracked her down all the way to the Riverville International Airways and found Sarah in line to buy tickets to California, where Ebenezer Paine lives! I guess since she didn’t like the book, Sarah was going to complain to the author in person. She had put her hair up in a bun (normally it’s in ponytails), and put on another pair of glasses so she could look unrecognizable. Ms. Kelsey Newman, the lady who was doing plane tickets that day was available for a brief interview with me and this is what she had to say about Sarah: “When I saw this preteen girl come up to the desk, I asked where her parents were, and she replied, ‘I’m an adult.’ I was sure she wasn’t so I then asked where her parents were and she says that her mother was in the car outside the airport and her dad was as work (which was a lie). I then asked where her brother and sisters were and she said that she was an only child (which is also a lie). My next question was where she lived. But she said she couldn’t tell me that because I was ‘a stranger’. I thought she looked similar to someone I saw on television a little while back, but I wasn’t sure. I was positive that the authorities would catch her if she was under aged, so I gave her a ticket and told her to go to the passport section so her passport could be checked. I know that in order to go to California you don’t need a passport, but I figured that perhaps the guy who checks passports might be able to catch that girl in a trap.” Unfortunately, the guy who checks passports has three energetic sons at home and went to bed at 5:30 a.m., so naturally he was very tired and didn’t even notice Sarah’s age in the passport. Jack and his bunch were watching the whole thing and were coming up with a radical plan! It turned out that a friend of theirs, Helen Barr was flying the plane today and so they relayed their plan to her. “I thought our plan should work,” says Angel Stevenson. “We’ve had to track down the mischievous Sarah many times before and every time, we’ve had to use brains over brawns to catch her.” So Ming the Guanlong (who was dressed up in a dog suit so that people wouldn’t recognize him) snuck after Sarah and was able to preserve some seats for the rest of the group on the plane. After everyone was on the plane, it took off, en route to California . . . or so Sarah thought. The plane had little TV’s that extended from plane’s ceiling so that people can watch it while waiting for the flight to reach the location. What she didn’t know is that Mr. Fish and Dr. Dodo had told Sarah’s Dad, Mr. Timothy Bus Stop Guy what Sarah did and set him up on a special webcam that Mr. Fish had asked the guys who worked at the airport to connect to the TV’s to. So when Sarah turned on the TV, she saw her dad’s smiling face that said:
“Hello everybody! Welcome to Mr. Bus Stop Guy’s Show! Today’s person in the spotlight is . . . Sarah Bus Stop Guy who is trying to go to California without my permission, isn’t that right Sarah?”
Sarah’s mouth nearly dropped open as Ryan, Angel, Jack, Willy, Tiger, Ming, Mr. Fish, Fido, Gordo and Dr. Dodo came out of their hiding places and approached Sarah. Sarah knew she had been busted . . . again! Then Helen Barr announced, “Sorry folks, we have had a slight change in the plans so this flight will have to be postponed. The plane is arriving at its destination at Riverville International Airways. Sorry for the inconvenience!” Now Sarah was really bummed because she didn’t even get to go to California to complain to the author. Once the plane landed, Jack and the others returned Sarah to her mother and father and the plane was en route back to California. Mr. Timothy Bus Stop Guy was flabbergasted. “I am so disappointed in Sarah,” says Mr. Timothy. “Sarah disobeyed our orders of ‘not to leave the area around Animal Adventures Inc. (where we live) without our permission! I’m so glad Jack and his friends caught her before she reached California. She’s not at all mature enough to go out on her own like that! She can hardly stay out of trouble near us, let alone on the other side of the country so far away from us! I’m going to make sure she learns her lesson this time!” Sarah’s punishment was to get a spanking and to the clean all of the “public areas” of Animal Adventures Inc. When asked what compelled her to try flying to California with no one’s permission, she simply slammed the door in my face. I then requested the help of Ryan, Mr. Fish and Dr. Dodo to see if they could get an answer out of her. Ryan and Dr. Dodo got the same result I did, and the only words Mr. Fish got were, “Leave me alone!” and “ ‘Mind your business don’t mind mine, only then your stars shall shine,’ Ebenezer Paine.” When Mr. Fish asked why she was quoting Ebenezer Paine if she hated him so much, Sarah slammed the door in his face. My photographer, Daniel P. Smithwater also got door-slamming results when he asked if he could get a picture of her for the front page, oh well. Below the most recent picture of Sarah that we have. After this incident, Jack only has one thing to say, “Maybe this time, that silly Sarah will have finally learned her much needed lesson!”
Written by: Mr. Smiley
Photographer: Daniel P. Smithwater
Edited by: Christian Ryan
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