Some Days You Ride the Balloon, and Some Days the Balloon Rides You
And the rest of Smallville's population just... watches. Smallvillians are great at that. Staring, gawking, gaping, peering, pointing... they've turned it into an artform! And this is before NASCAR hit it big, so a probable ballooning death has terrific appeal to these people. Will they ever be moved to action? Maybe. Eventually. Still, it's only that weak bookworm Clark Kent in the basket. Losing him won't have an effect on the Smallville High football program this year! He's not even on the team! Hell, he's not even towel boy! Nope, the general consensus in Smallville is that the town will do just fine without him. It'll be better, even. You know what? Maybe it's God's work. Yes, it's best to just do nothing.