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  • Confession: I am not a good example for Flat Stanley.

    A dear friend of mine sent me a Flat Stanley, a little miniature of his son named Jacob. I was to take photos of my adventures with Flat Jacob for 24 hours. Within 15 minutes of receiving Flat Stanley in the mail, we received a ticket from a traffic cop!

    We, specifically meaning "I".

    Flat Jacob proceeded to give me a lecture on how all drivers must come fully to a stop at a stop sign. Smart boy, I mean smart flat boy, or Stanley or whatever.

    I was sitting there all fuming mad and stuff (at myself) and Flat Jacob is buckled up in his seat next to me (also all fuming mad at me). I am all angry because I only have Jacob for 24 hours and this police stop was wasting precious minutes. Then it suddenly occurred to me - HEY, this is pretty exciting stuff, so I'm sticking this little boy out the window.

    It took me three shots to get it because my arm could not reach out far enough and I was simultaneously terrified that the police officer would run up and go all Hollywood-tough-cop on me. You know, "NO PICTURES MA'AM!"

    In the end I got the shot!!!!

    Flat Jacob had a discussion with me and we are all cool now. No worries Flat Jacob; I will be coming to a complete stop at a stop sign from now on.
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