‘Mr. Rental’ shows up, gets paid, and does nothing

Would you like to get paid or compensated to do nothing? If you answered ‘yes’ then you should definitely look up Shoji Morimoto of Japan in this Oddity Central feature where he details giving up his publishing job for this odd service he offers. He shows up and telling people he will do nothing, all they have to do is cover his transportation and food or drinks but most people tend to give him more for his time. It must have caught on because he has over 270,000 followers on Twitter and inspired a TV show based on him called  “People Who Do Not Rent“, which premiered in April 2020.

These companion oriented services have gained popularity to some degree in Japan where you can now have short-term rentals with dogs.