Human pepperoni promotes parlor
July 3, 2008 · Updated 5:16 PM
Theres not much dough in it, but standing on a sidewalk as a human piece of pizza has its benefits.
Its a slice of life, said Dave Rowley on Thursday, as he stood in his pepperoni pizza costume outside the Oak Harbor Post Office, acting cheesy. Only his face was clearly visible through a hole in the pizza crust.
Besides thinking of bad puns, he was handing out discount Valentines Day coupons to passersby. The coupon entitled the bearer to a heart-shaped, $5.95 pizza at Papa Murphys.
This could have been a story about a needy senior citizen trying to make a few bucks to buy groceries, but it wasnt. Rowley was there on a volunteer basis, helping out the business owned by his son and daughter-in-law, Josh and Mishal Rowley. Dave was visiting from Portland, imitating a pizza while his wife stayed home to play with their new grandson, Jack, born on Jan. 16.
People obviously took the two-legged pizza to be a friendly presence. Babies waved and drivers honked their horns as Dave waved back with a handful of bright pink coupons. Its wonderful, he said. Everybodys having a good time.
After about an hour, the human pizza was gone, leaving behind the usual scene of motorists coming and going at the post office. Too bad. It was just about lunch time.