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    Send In The Clowns, Part 2

    | Wisconsin, USA |

    Me: “Hi! I’m calling today looking for sponsorships for less fortunate children to attend the annual circus.”

    Her: “Oh, that sounds wonderful.”

    Me: “Would you like to sponsor a child this year?”

    Her: “Will there be clowns?”

    Me: “Yes, I believe there will be a few clowns.”

    Her: “What kind?”

    Me: “I’m… sorry?”

    Her: “Are they the good ones?”

    Me: “They are professionals, so I believe they will be quite good.”

    Her: “Do children like them?”

    Me: “Yes…”

    Her: *in a hushed voice* “I carry a picture of that scary clown in my pocket. I don’t like scary clowns.”

    Me: “Scary clown?”

    Her: “… from the movie. I bought it so I could have a picture of the scary clown. I have nightmares about it.”

    Me: “Ummm… that’s horrible. I’m sorry for bringing up such an awful memory. I will just let you go then.”

    Her: “No, I want to help. Kids like that kind of thing. What do I have to do?”

    Me: “Well, we will send you a sponsorship packet in the mail. It will have an invoice. You just have to send in payment.”

    Her: “Will there be clowns?”

    Me: “At the circus?”

    Her: “No, I mean will you make sure that they don’t send any clowns in that paper?”

    Me: “Yes, I will make sure that you do not get sent any clowns…”

    (Ironically, I found out after hanging up that the sponsorship packet has a large picture of a clown on the envelope.)

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