Silly Article – Savvy Clown

A response to an article written by Bradley Jolly in ‘The Mirror’.

What a fantastic idea to hire a clown as company for a redundancy meeting! Why give employers the satisfaction of believing themselves to be passing on bad news?

A redundancy is, after all, an occasion to be celebrated. An opportunity. The chance for a person to be themselves at long last.

All too often, a person’s individuality, instead of being given a space in which to flourish and grow, is quashed by the mundane, by the monitoring and moulding process that begins the moment they sign on the dotted line. All of the jagged bits of us, all of the sparky bits, the bits that stick out and say, “Hey, look at me – I’m unique!”, are smoothed down and sealed in – all in the outdated concept of uniformity.

Who wants to look like this, …


… if one can look like this?

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Okay, so, if that’s still a little too smooth and shiny to stomach, how about?


Come on, add in the colour, frizz up, bring in the clown and …


… leave the boss to it! Get out of there and forget …


Because, one things for sure – the boss …

bow tie man

… will always remember!

Copyright of article belongs to Jay Cool, September 2019

All images courtesy of



Published by The Silly-Savvy Salopian

Freelance writer and descendant of the cave dweller and outlaw, Humphrey Kynaston. Banished from Shropshire for my eccentricity, I have made my home in Suffolk. I write poetry, short stories, travel journals, comedy gig reviews and non-fiction articles. My wish is to write my way back into the heart of my birth land. All writing commissions (and free holidays in Shropshire!) considered.

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