That’ll be the day
Posted by episode81 on January 6, 2010
There is a new ad for the US Postal Service that makes me shiver. It prominently features a clown – a creepy clown. I don’t like clowns, creepy or otherwise.
A couple of years ago, I took my mum and my sister to Las Vegas for a bit of shopping, a show and a fabulous dinner at the Bellagio. All was going well until the fabulous dinner at the Bellagio. I picked the restaurant because there was a view of the fountains from the window and the food was French. What I failed to notice was the theme of the restaurant – the circus. There were clowns. I ate my dinner with eyes downcast. I couldn’t taste the food and I didn’t notice the fountains 😐
Anywho, I digress …
I don’t like clowns for two reasons. First, as a child I went to a Christmas party every year where, amongst other entertainments, there was a clown. It was a poor costume and the guy in it was a sadist. ‘Nuff said.
Second, I saw the film “That’ll be the day”. David Essex plays a sweet teenager who runs away to follow the fair. He ends up a vile human being. I really found his moral decay incredibly disturbing. Don’t watch it. There were clowns at the fair.
So, I don’t go to the circus or fairs. I won’t even go to see Cirque de Soleil. Yes, I know, I know, but I am still not going.
When I took my mum and sister to Vegas, we stayed at the Bellagio where Cirque du Soleil had a new show. We went to see the Blue Man Group at the Luxor.
PS I had planned to post a clown pic for this post, but I couldn’t bring myself to click the images tab after I did the search. I clearly need help!
PPS The fear of clowns is Coulrophobia. It is derived from the Greek word kolobathristes, one who goes on stilts. Kolobathristes – a great word, but I doubt it will find its way into my daily lexicon.