Thursday, December 08, 2011
UPDATE ON THE HUMAN TROLL
IF YOU DOUBT THAT HUMAN TROLLS EXIST-----check out this blog from last year: http://mobilecodgers.blogspot.com/2011/02/bates-motel-human-troll.html
I find myself in the same area and would like an update. Here was a gentleman with a limited income but who wished to stay forever drunk. And so he found this free place to live so that his income of $600 a month could be devoted to his passion. Apparently a person can stay inebriated and even eat on $20 a day.
My readers may remember that I was probing about in this old abandoned Motel near the Salton Sea when I met him---bellowing out at me from one of the dark rooms. My companion managed to soothe him and a good interview followed. This day, the Motel seems unchanged--strewn with trash.
The gentleman is nowhere to be seen---but it appears he stills dens here.
Two couches have been added to the kitchen area.
And a couch graces his summer sleeping area. (It's about 118 degrees here most summer days) I have a suspicion where he may be---about a half mile away--I will go look for him.
Here is where I surmise he would hang out. Wait---is that him I see there playing cards?
Yes it is----I Meet Mark again---he doesn't remember me till I mention my lady companion--then he brightens up. What I really want to see is how staying drunk 365 days a year is affecting him.
To my amazement---he is doing fine---and as if to punctuate that conclusion, this lovely lady comes over to share the photograph. I chat awhile to detect if he is again drunk----and yes he is.
RANDY PHILOSOPHIZES: If anything, he seems more alive and alert than last year. Maybe a person can stay drunk for years---with that as the only focus of their lives. I see that he has at least 3 friends---two of them were drunk also. They invited me to join their poker game. I speculate on his likely fate----screaming into the night--with the DT's ---and no one to hear---and to be found dead in his "motel room". That is what happened to "Shorty" my childhood friend---we found him in his abandoned school bus/den in my hometown.