Interesting Side Hustle A Man You Can 'Rent To Do Nothing'

Man Doing Nothing
By US 101

Shoji Morimoto is 37 years old from Tokyo in Japan has an interesting job, you can rent him to "do nothing." For about 10,000 yen (Alexa says that's $96.27 American) he says he will do nothing except “eat, drink and give a simple response” 

He started the service in 2018 after posting on his twitter feed "“I offer myself for rent, as a person who does nothing. Is it difficult for you to enter a shop on your own? Are you missing a player on your team? Do you need someone to keep a place for you? I can’t do anything except easy things.”

People hire him to do various things or just be there when someone needs a person. He's been hired to do the simplest task of going to lunch or posing for pictures on instagram. He's also been hired to take a man from the hospital to the place where he attempted suicide. 

One of his many clients posted a review online that said “I'm glad I was able to take a walk with someone while keeping a comfortable distance, where we didn't have to talk but could if we wanted to.” While another wrote "I had been slack about visiting the hospital, but I went because he came with me."

Originally the services was free, But Morimoto started charging to reduce the volume of requests and to discourage time-wasters, and says he sees three or four clients a day - and he's had around 3,000 clients since he first launched his services.

According to The Independent, "In less than three years he has published books about his career choice, inspired a television drama and acquired 270,000 Twitter followers."

Morimoto who is married with a degree in physics from Osaka University told The Mainichi newspaper in an interview, “I’m not a friend or an acquaintance. I’m free of the annoying things that go with relationships but I can ease people’s feelings of loneliness."