We all need a shoulder to lean on in times of crisis. Just the feeling that we have someone by our side makes things bearable. Some of us call a friend, but there are those who need an emotional support animal (ESA). While we know of ESA dogs, two men were earlier seen boarding a flight with falcons in their arms to lend them emotional support. But for this comedian, seems like a support animal just wasn’t going to cut it. Which is why he brought a clown to his office to provide him with some comic relief on the day when he anticipated that he might be fired.
Joshua Jack, who also worked in the ad business in Auckland, New Zealand reportedly ‘sensed the bad news’ after receiving an email from his employer telling him ‘they needed to have a meeting to discuss his role this week.’ Joshua reportedly hired a clown for $200 (Rs. 14,289 approx.) to join his redundancy meeting.
“It did talk about being able to bring a support person. I thought it’s either a promotion or worse. I thought it was best to bring in a professional — so I paid $200 and hired a clown,” Jack said to a local radio station.
In one of the images, the clown is seen sitting alongside Joshua miming crying and creating balloon animals to lighten the mood as his employers did his redundancy paperwork.
“They were getting a free service and also getting the entertainment from Joe the clown.” He added that although the clown was overall supportive in the meeting, he was also a little distracting. “It was sort of noisy, him making balloon animals, so we did have to tell him to be quiet from time to time.”
Although Joshua did get fired in the end, his unconventional way of lightheartedly handling the bad news shows that ‘Life Me Jada Tension Nahi Lene Ka Mamu’!