intrepidreporter said: I understand how that would fuck your schedule up! …would you recommend working at a haunted house or similar?
Ooops! Sorry about the late reply.
And yes I would recommend but let me warn you. It is not for the weak.
You must have the energy to go on for hours without stopping, the creativity to entertain every single person in different ways than the last monster they just saw, willingness to learn and adapt to your environment (learning to brake when sprinting is probably the most important and underrated skill out there) and have the patience of a monk or saint, you will get punched, kicked, shoved, groped, tackled, headbutted, grabbed and everything else in between, people do stupid things when scared, their brain just turns off and reacts
(or sometimes they are just horrible people that no one would miss if I took them into the shadows never to return but anyway…) and you can’t do a thing. That’s not counting the verbal abuse as well.
Anyone can scare. We all do it to our friends all the time, waiting outside the bathroom for them. Jumping out and startling. It’s easy.
But this kind of fear is not for everyone.
If a 5”6 girl (me) can stare down a 6”0 man and make him feel so uncomfortable he walks faster and grabs his girlfriend and turns her into his personal meat shield.
Well that’s a little different than jumping out in front of someone and screaming “BOO” isn’t it?
(Granted every haunted attraction is very different but this applies to the general hardcore haunt.)
Hope that answers your question any~