Good day, everyone! April is here, and summer is on the way. My name is Lynn Haman, and I make it my job to surf the world wide web and find the worst jobs in the world just to make you, no us, the everyday average Joes and Janes, feel a little better about our jobs. Haman’s Highlights brings you “Just Another Reason to Love Your Job”.
To start out the month of April, I am bringing you the first job from a list of the Top Ten Strangest Jobs in History. These jobs no longer exist in our time, but were real jobs in the past!
Funeral Clown: Funerals are depressing. Clowns can scare the heck out of some people. From Listverse.com: The funeral clown was paid to dress up as the dead person, wear a mask of his face, and dance about acting like him. The Romans believed that this would placate the spirits of the dead and bring joy to the living. As the funeral processed, the funeral clown would run alongside the corpse with other clowns making jokes and mimicking the dead. Some clowns were very highly regarded and even got to mock the emperor at his funeral. They were well paid and an oddly happy diversion from the clowns regular job as the head of a mime troupe. I don’t think this would go over very well today! Who would hire a clown for a funeral anyway?
Have a great day everyone!