Now Janet wanted to get back at her younger 4 year old brother Peanut Johnson who happened to be sitting on the toilet this day when he realised – there was no paper left!!!
Now 7 year old Janet had had enough of her brother’s shenanigans recently, and was hell bent on bringing him back into line.
There he was screaming to her from the back toilet to bring him some paper –and well, she just thought it was her opportunity to give him a bit of his own medicine!!
She rushed out to the back garden where the large tomato bushes were growing, and grabbed the closest and largest leaf she could find. Running back toward the toilet she leaned around the corner, to hand her brother the pitiful excuse for toilet paper. She certainly made sure she wasn’t getting too close – for quite obvious reasons.
“Use this” she instructed, casually leaving her younger sibling in a complete quandary, as to what he was meant to do with what she had given him!!!
Reluctantly, and with no other option, the young boy leant forward and did what a young man has to do, in such cases!!
Weelll – the repercussions were immediate and severe.
The spines on the tomato leaf shot into his bottom, and removed him from his seat in very quick time.
It was then that it dawned on him at this tender young age, that his older sister had tricked him –and his anger rose as he moved from the toilet, in no uncertain terms, towards his sister’s bedroom without even pulling up his jocks or trousers. In fact he was starkers, as he was on his way to the shower previously, when nature had interrupted him.
Now his sister, obviously assumed something may be coming, and was organising her retreat via the front door, as Peanut rounded the corner toward her.
He nearly “got her” before she opened the front door, but was in hot pursuit and much closer by the front gate. Onto Mark Street footpath they went, completely unaware of the morning traffic.
Peanut Johnson with the tomato leaf still stuck firmly in position was in hot pursuit of his sister, and closing the gap.
Within 100 metres of the North West Coastal Highway such was Peanut Johnson’s anger that he was minimising the distance on his sister, and even less aware of the slowing traffic amazed at what they were witnessing.
With the tomato leaf still well attached and within grasping distance of his sister’s long blonde hair, his attention was instantly taken by the siren and flashing lights from the oncoming police car.
The local Sergeant jumped out and with a wry smile on the other side of his face said, “Righto what’s going on here!!!!”
It was only then, that Peanut Johnson began to realise his awkward position.
Doing his very best to keep a straight face, especially with the fast growing car loads of raucous spectators, the sergeant suggested in his very strongest voice, “that both siblings get along home and report back to their mother”, as he wisely guessed, that their lodgings would be close by.
Both children, turned quickly on their heel and returned to whence they had come, more aware now of the commotion they had caused, especially considering the “hooting” of passing car horns, and good hearted comments out the windows of passing traffic.
As Peanut Johnson was last seen entering the front door of his house, he was still muttering very angry comments to his sister; the tomato leaf was still vividly attached!!