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Shoji Morimoto is a 37-year-old Japanese who makes a living by renting “to do nothing,” according to the newspaper Independent. To lease you, you have to pay 10,000 yen (about 70 euros) plus travel and food expenses. Although as he warns himself, he will do nothing more than “eat, drink and give a simple answer”.
Thanks to your activity, has garnered a massive following and thousands of clients. Your first service It was in June 2018 after publishing the following Tweet: “I offer myself for rent, as a person who does nothing. Is it difficult for you to enter a store on your own? Do you miss a player on your team? Do you need someone to save a place for you? I can’t do anything but easy things. “
At first I did not charge
Initially, it offered its services for free, but now charges to deter time-wasters and to reduce volume of requests that come to you. Despite this, Morimoto claims that he has three or four clients a day, and in total it has accumulated around 3,000 since it began.
Among the reasons given by those who rent it, they highlight boredom, loneliness or just wanting to be heard. Thus, he has been hired to have lunch, accompany someone who file for divorce or to pose for photographs posted on Instagram.
Morimoto described in the newspaper The Mainichi your activity: “I am not a friend or an acquaintance. I’m free from the annoying things that come with relationships, but I can alleviate people’s feelings of loneliness. “
“Personally, I don’t like other people cheering me on. It bothers me when people just tell me to keep persevering. When someone is trying to do something, I think the best thing is to make things easier for him by staying by his side “he added in the aforementioned medium.
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