By Allycat - 09/10/2013 01:19 - United States - Ronkonkoma

Today, I was working a kid's birthday party dressed as a clown. The child's mother made me change because he was scared of clowns. The only thing I had in my car was a princess costume that was owned by a girl co-worker. So for 4 hours I had to entertain in a tight pink dress. I'm a guy. FML
I agree, your life sucks 47 097
You deserved it 5 097

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I find it odd that the mother didn't verify what you would come as if she knew her kid hated clowns. Usually the costume of the entertainer is discussed beforehand.

hey money is money! There is not much of a difference between a clown and a princess regardless of gender at your age. ;-)

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hey money is money! There is not much of a difference between a clown and a princess regardless of gender at your age. ;-)

Pretty sure Mrs. Obama looks more like a man that op probably did !

It reminded me of Despicable Me.. Where the main character gets dressed as a princess for his adopted daughter's birthday. I find it sweet when people sacrifice their comfort to make someone else happy.

Yeah, just watch Despicable Me 2 and see how awesome the big dude looks in his princess dress!

Wow, the commenter above me beat me. I didn't see his comment, damn. Same thoughts people, I think so it's okay for me.

Connect*. DAMN.

op you deserved a big tip after going through that stuff

Am I the only one that thinks it's completely stupid to hire a party clown when your kid is afraid of clowns?

#73 what are you correcting to connect?

Same thoughts connect people.. * That's what I wanted to write.

Heh, #39, the government makes people do that every day!

doesn't sound that bad could have been worse

#2, would YOU wear that dress too?

I would! What's better than being a princess AND making a bunch of kids happy AND getting paid for it?!

Well #52, you're a girl so of course its ok for you. I want to know about #2 since he's a guy.

Because a guy wearing a dress is just so outrageous that it couldn't possibly happen in real life.

i'm pretty much sure, you have entertained every bypasser possible :D

OP is a top entertainer! Not many people would have done that.

I hope you had your happy ending OP.

at a kids birthday party?

personally I think a man-princess is more entertaining than a normal princess...

I find it odd that the mother didn't verify what you would come as if she knew her kid hated clowns. Usually the costume of the entertainer is discussed beforehand.

Maybe OP was the first clown the kid had ever seen, so the mom didn't know they were afraid.

True, but even with that in mind people usually pick something they know their kids will like.

My thought was that it may have been another kid at the child's party that had issue with the clown, not the original.

24, by saying "the child's mother" rather than "a child's mother" clearly states that it was in fact the birthday kid.

@45 That's not what 24 is getting at. 24 is saying the child's mother (maybe) have told OP not to use clown because another kid at the party may be afraid of clowns. The child's mother is the one paying for OP to dress up so there's no reason for anyone else to talk to OP. If this was the case, the likely scenario would be like the other kid's parent told the birthday kid's mother that their kid didn't like clowns. Then the birthday kid's mother told OP. I never claimed that is this likely what happened, simply just trying to explain what 24 is getting at.

16, those are typical cases. Only atypical situations show up on FML

No, the FML says, "The child's mother made me change because he was scared...", indicating the birthday boy is the "he" who was afraid.

Why wouldn't the mother have mentioned this to your employer? If your kid is scared of clowns, don't you think you'd tell the company you hired to provide entertainment? Dumbass move on her part. However, I think I'd rather see a dude in a tight pink dress than a clown any day.

I think that depends on the guy. Fully bearded with a gut and back fur would be pretty scary. Though the kids might find it hilarious.

Exactly, they'd find it funny. Better the giving some kid a panic attack coz his mother is a dumbass

Hey you probably made that kids birthday awesome though.

or scarred him

That's what you get for clowning around on the job, princess. JK OP, FYL.

At least you did your job and were able to satisfy the customer. I hope she tells others and recommends your party services.

Just remember the basics! Smile, wave, and do a little spin if they start losing interest.