Paid, Costumed Owl Watches You Sleep. Seems Legit.

An unusual online job posting was reposted at Regretsy. For $30/hour (negotiable), it’s worth checking out:

…I’m looking for somebody to sit in my room at night and watch over me as I sleep. Recently I have had a lot of trouble sleeping and I think it would be comforting if I knew somebody was there.

I’d also like it if you were to wear a small owl costume as you do so. I have always found great comfort in the idea that owls are the natural lookouts of our world and so it would really help. I’d be prepared to pay you up to $40 if you were to wear the costume and maybe $35 if you don’t want to wear the costume but will stick a feather or two to your forehead…

I will provide you one muesli bar if you get hungry but no dinner breaks. I’d prefer if you didn’t face me when you ate the bar as I would find that very offputting even if i’m [sic] already asleep. You can of course use my bathroom. But only two hours after I fall asleep to ensure that I won’t suddenly wake up to find the room empty…

You know what happens when the room’s empty? The owl’s gone to get the chainsaw.

Amazing images from Italian horror flick via Hugo Stiglitz Makes Movies


  1. Dorothy Hayes

    Thanks for the chuckle, Claire, I was actually considering applying.

  2. Deborah Lacy

    Wow. I don’t know what to say.

  3. Laura K. Curtis

    Deeply, deeply disturbing. And, really, the fact that Clare could find images to match is somehow even worse!

  4. Scott Adlerberg

    That image is from the film Stagefright, directed by Michele Soavi, by the way. A quite stylish horror flick in the Dario Argento tradition.

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