A paper cowboy rides out his quarantine in Australian hotel
April 7, 2021
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — By Day 3 of being confined to his Australian hotel room for quarantine, David Marriott was getting bored. He'd watched a few seasons of "The Sopranos" and his eyes were getting tired from reading.
Then his lunch arrived in a brown paper bowl and he thought "Aha. That's a hat waiting to happen."
The paper cowboy was born.
Using the good quality paper bags his food was delivered in each day, Marriott, an art director on TV commercials, began fashioning an outfit. He added a brim to his hat, and then came the waistcoat and chaps. Next? A horse, of course.