Sami, our Beanie Boo Fan Club field reporter, is back on the road. Find out what happened when he got left behind at a gas station.
-Written by Sami Boo
Greetings, from the road, Beanie Boo Fan Clubbers!
Being a fish out of water can be very exciting. I get to explore human territory, a rare thing for a fish! My owner travels all over the country, which means I get to see a lot of the dry world. But today something crazy happened: I got left behind at a gas station.
If you’ve ever been left behind, you know how scary it can be. One minute, I was in the safe, warm hand of my owner. The next minute, I was on my own, no owner in site.
This happened at a gas station on our most recent road trip. My owner stopped for gas and snacks. I was set down in the snack section.
I looked around, flapped my tail – I even squeaked a little (unfortunately, we goldfish don’t have very loud voices), but it did no good. So I waited. And waited. And waited for my owner to come back. I waited for a long time before I faced the fact that the unthinkable had happened. I was lost!
And then I got hungry.
I tore into a package of goldfish. Oh no! What am I doing? This is SOOOOO wrong. Or is it? These are tasty.
After eating, I could think more clearly. I decided to explore the gas station.
I hung out with some keychains for awhile. That was fun until a little kid asked her mom if she could buy me.
NOOOOOOO, I squealed. I’M NOT FOR SALE! I have an owner. I have a home.
Lucky for me, Mom shook her head in disapproval, and I was set back on the rack.
Time to get out of here.
I jumped down and landed on some cow glasses. These are nice! And the cows were pretty friendly too. One of them started a conversation with me.
“You look sad, little fish, what’s going on?” he said.
“I’m lost. My owner set me down and then disappeared.”
“You have an owner? You’re one lucky fish. I’ve been sitting here on this shelf for 6 years.” he said.
“Oh? I’m sorry to hear that,” I said, realizing that yes, I am lucky. I have an owner. I’m special!
“You should go out into the parking lot. Maybe your car is still here,” he said.
By the time he was done talking, I wiggled off the shelf and skipped outside. This is not very easy for a fish to do, but I did it.
At first, all the cars looked the same, but then, I saw it. My car! It’s still here! I bounced myself onto the roof and waited for my owner.
I waited. And waited. And waited. And then the most amazing thing happened.
MY OWNER CAME BACK!
And then everything returned to normal. We were on the road again.
Just another day in the life for a fish out of water like me. See you later friends. I’ll be back next week with another adventure from the road.