Parowan is the most random little town. If I ever wanted to write a novel, it would be there that I would hibernate for writing. It's full of crazies, bed and breakfasts, small cafes and a few other small businesses. So much of the small main street is original, and I love it!
Oh! Google Images...there's a picture!
|the picture pretty much sells it, right?|
I knock on the door and I kid you not, a wall of smoke wafts over me as the door opened. In front of me is a youngish man with an old t-shirt reading "hippies stink." (they do). His first words: "Hey! Look at you! Look at me! Look at me looking at you!" (In my mind I think I was grateful that he was a friendly stranger). I introduced myself and the product I was selling. He said some other very hilarious and only mildly-coherent things here that unfortunately time has taken from my memory. He had no internet access. (I would be willing to bet they probably still don't have internet access).
An entire flock of wild turkeys then decided to migrate through. Seriously. Squaking, feathers and all.
Typically I would meet people and set up appointments to come back and go over the full spiel. So I asked if I could. No. He then asked if I had any lit.er.a.ture...pronounced just so. Not if I had any more information, but if I had any lit.er.a.ture. I did. And I left it. He made sure to get my personal business card as well (I was hesitant, but thoroughly entertained and curious at this point enough to risk prank calls or stalking..who knows)
While our exchange took place we gathered an audience of the motel's inhabitants. Old men playing cards, a toothless woman crocheting, and of course the cat woman. She actually growled at me from behind her bike (like I was going to steal it) as I left.
I'm sad to say I never heard anymore from this. It was quite the exchange. We were recently up in Parowan on our way up the canyon and all of a sudden this memory flooded back to me. Luckily I scrawled down a few tiny details on a notepad because I thought the entire thing was so funny at the time.