Never liked them. I'm not "afraid" of them to the point where I'l scream, or can't function, but they certainly put me on edge. I never liked them when I was a kid, and I don't like them now. When one is in the room, my guard goes to full up, and the hair on the back of my neck stands up. They are flat out creepy to the tenth power.
One exception- When I was a kid, PRCA rodeo came to my home town every year for most of a week. Other towns had srping break, we had Rodeo Week. I used to work concessions at the coliseum for tons of events, but rodeo week was my favorite. Back in those days, Quayle Dobbs was still the best in the rodeo clown business. He was also a really nice man. I got to sit and talk with him on several occasions, and every time he bought a coke from me, he'd buy one for me too. Just a super guy, and even in makeup, never creeped me out or set off any alarms. He's the only clown I've ever seen that I can say that about.
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