I can do this all day

A very curious story came our way this week, about a Japanese man who is hired to do nothing. Shoji Morimoto, who advertises himself as being able to “eat and drink, and give simple feedback, but do nothing more” has made a living renting himself out. People hire him for all sorts of reasons. He has been used to make up numbers in a game, to accompany people to medical and legal appointments and to listen to stressed out healthcare workers. It’s a strange old world.