Anywho, I digress …

Loosely based on what might have happened. Or not.

That’ll be the day

Posted by episode81 on January 6, 2010

I had a subscription. Oh yes!

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.

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