Oct 31, 2011

Frustrated Clown.

By Shumaila Abbasi.

If you're here to convince me into going back, it's not going to work. I quit! I'm never going back to being a clown again. I've had it. I know we have had this conversation before, but this time I am serious. And yes, a clown can be serious.

Enough is enough. People treat me like I have no feelings, like I'm made of stone. A woman hit me with her purse today when I went to cheer her daughter. How was I supposed to know that little devil was scared of clowns? I was just doing my job! Trying to "turn her frown upside down." Isn't that what we live for? And that's how we are treated.

Do they think I enjoy all of this? Acting silly, getting hit in the face with a pie, wearing over-sized shoes? No, I don't.This humiliation is torture. Sometimes I feel like I am a woman with so much makeup on my face! I can't take this anymore. This is ridiculous. What am I saying? A clown has to be ridiculous.

I wanted to be a stand up comedian. Now that's a job. You get respect, decent pay and beautiful women laugh at your jokes. But no, my jokes aren't funny enough for that. That's why I am stuck being a clown at a circus, where the only woman who'd give me her time of the day is the bearded lady.

I know I have nowhere else to go, you don't have to remind me. I have bills and rents to pay. What am I going to do if I quit? There is no escape. I have to tolerate all of this.

You go sit in the car, I will get my wig.


Areeba Jibril said...

Haha, I loved when you performed this in class! It's awesome, you can really feel how fed up he is. It sucks that he has to go back to the job he hates.

Farwa Haider said...

Yes, I agree with Areeba. The idea is great. Hahaha I loved the part about the bearded lady =D

Shumaila Abbasi said...

Thank you:)
And Farwa that's my favourite part too:)

Asma Afzal said...

I love it!

Misal Shujjat said...

Oh wow...I loved this. I'm personally terrified of clowns but never did I think I would actually find myself sympathizing with one. :)

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