July 1, 2022
An unusual post on Reddit by user mikesTHrowawayforme has attracted a very mixed reaction online and given a new meaning to the phrase “scared of clowns.” In the post, the writer describes how—after his wife insisted they hire a clown for their son’s birthday—she then cheated on him at the party with said clown, reports Newsweek.
“My wife insisted on hiring a clown for my son’s birthday despite my protests because A) Who the f*** hires clowns anymore B) I have a (not aggressive but present) fear of clowns,” the user writes. “I gave in to my wife because I love her…The biggest regret of my life. She was pissy at me all day, she disappeared during the party around the same time as the clown was on break.”
At the request of other users, he goes into more detail. “Hmm okay I’ll try to keep my cool cause the whole thing feels so ridiculous and like i said initially is humiliating,” he writes. “I had noticed they were chatting in the kitchen right after his break, he was making her laugh (which i guess he’s paid to do) it didn’t seem overly flirtatious so I went bout enjoying the party.
“Only to return to the kitchen and neither of them were there, I wandered around the party looking for my wife not too concerned with where the clown was at all. Anyway, I eventually found her leave the direction of my study and she literally (this is where it gets ridiculous) had some clown makeup on her lip and cheek. I pointed it out to her, she wiped it off without an explanation.
“She escorted me away from the study. a few minutes later I was within eye-line of my study and the clown peaks his head out and waltzes out back to the party. He finished his shift but he seemed more distracted than the first half glancing over at my wife who was clapping with the children.
“Once the party ended I noticed something [peaking] out of the top of her dress. Now with warranted suspicion I took it out and it was the clown’s business card tucked into her bra…
“That’s when I confronted her and she confessed almost immediately.”
Research contact: @Newsweek