NEW ZEALAND (FOX 5 Atlanta) - If you know you're about to be on the chopping block, why not have a little fun with it, right?
A New Zealand advertising executive was facing the bleak prospect of being fired, so he decided to poke a little fun.
Josh Thompson brought a professional clown to his final meeting at the company for "emotional support."
Thompson said he spent $200 to hire the clown, named Joe, after getting an email from supervisors asking to meet up to "discuss your rose."
"I thought it's either a promotion or worse. I thought it's best to bring in a professional and so I paid $200 and hired a clown," he told a New Zealand TV show.
The clown subsequently blew up balloon animals and even mimed crying when Thompson was handed his pink slip.