I am, being a bit afraid of clowns, freaked out because there was just a serious news report on Al Jazeera about the coming “clown crisis” in the clown industry because their numbers are declining. They interviewed all these professional clowns who were blaming media and movies who make clowns look weird and “scary” when they are (according to their “unbiased” self-assessment – ha) “actually fun, full of laughter and kids love us”. The reporter showed some statistical charts to show the dip in the number of registered clowns. Who the hell knew clowns were registered?? I suppose it is much like any other profession – but still struck me as funny.
“Hens are not known for their kind eyes.” – Quote from a wise colleague.
Good to know: This is not a piece of corporate branding.
I have a new colleague who is definitely her own person – and fantastic. She tried to convince me recently that I need to start raising chickens at my house in the countryside in Värmland. I have the space for it, not quite the time, but that was not a good enough reason to say no, according to my colleague. She has chickens and said it is not difficult to care for them. She brought me what she refers to as her “chicken bible” (and it is pretty comprehensive), which tells one everything s/he needs to know about parenting chickens.
A menacing chicken face threatening to teach me about raising chickens
She followed up by telling me that her friend has a few chicks who will, in a few weeks, be ready to take home. Dear heavens – I think I am just not ready.