Do-nothing for hire.
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'Rent-a-person who does nothing' in Tokyo receives endless requests, gratitude
January 11, 2021 (Mainichi Japan)
TOKYO -- A 37-year-old Tokyo man who says he rents himself out to other people "to do nothing" has been inundated with gratitude from Twitter users, indicating people are happy with his new form of support.
"I'm glad I was able to take a walk with someone while keeping a comfortable distance, where we didn't have to talk but could if we wanted to," one user wrote. Another reflected, "I had been slack about visiting the hospital, but I went because he came with me."
Shoji Morimoto has been advertising himself as a person who can "eat and drink, and give simple feedback, but do nothing more," since June 2018, and has received over 3,000 requests. He has about 270,000 followers on Twitter. Initially he had offered his "rent-a-person who does nothing" services for free, but he now charges 10,000 yen (roughly $96) per request.
Is this a genius innovation?
Why on earth was this post moved? I deliberately posted it in
Chit Chatas self-evidently that's all it is. Moving it into the
GNU/Linuxcategory is ludicrously inappropriate! Just because i added the word "Linux` into the subject line in attempted levity does not alter the fact that the article itself has nothing at all to do with GNU/Linux. Geez!
From what I know of Japanese culture, some parts of life are particularly high stress, and Japanese are typically a stress avoidant people.
I imagine what this man is offering is kind of like therapy without words. If that helps people, then I'm all for it.
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@LonM Yes, that's more or less also what i thought, once i recovered from my initial surprise.
You're a Mod -- pls could you move this back where this thread belongs?
@guigirl Moved it back. We wouldn't want to be off-topic in the off-topic forum.
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Paying persons for do nothing? These I see daily in the news.