September 8, 2022
NEW DELHI – Many of you have ever thought of ‘doing nothing’ yet getting paid for it. Well, a 38-year-old Japanese man, Shoji Morimoto, has what some might consider the ideal job: he is compensated for doing almost nothing. A Tokyo resident will follow clients and act as a companion for 10,000 yen ($70) per hour.
I essentially lease myself out. According to Morimoto, who told Reuters, that he had handled about 4,000 sessions over the previous four years, “My duty is to be wherever my clients want me to be and to do nothing particular.”
Morimoto, who has an average appearance and a lanky physique, has amassed close to a quarter of a million followers on Twitter, where he finds the majority of his customers. One of them has hired him 270 times, making up around a fifth of his clientele.
His work required him to accompany a person who wanted to play on a see-saw in a park. Additionally, he has waved and smiled through a train window at a stranger who requested a farewell.
Morimoto’s inaction does not imply that he will take any action. He has declined invitations to move a refrigerator and travel to Cambodia, and he refuses to comply with any requests for sexual favours.
Last week, Morimoto and Aruna Chida, a 27-year-old data analyst dressed in a sari, sat across from one another and had a brief talk over tea and pastries. Chida was hesitant to wear the Indian outfit in public because she was afraid her friends would be embarrassed. She then looked to Morimoto for company.
She explained, “With my friends, I feel like I have to keep them entertained, but with the rental-guy (Morimoto), I don’t feel like I have to be chatty.
Morimoto worked at a publishing company before discovering his true calling and was frequently criticised for “doing nothing”.
A profession like this proves that if you are good at doing nothing, then you can even make money. Recently,
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