Man saws off his own foot to avoid going back to work
(HuffPo)–An unemployed Austrian man sawed his foot off, apparently to avoid being found fit to go back to work.
Hours before an appointment on Monday for the labor office to check on his health, the 56-year-old man held his left leg against an electric saw in his home workshop and severed his foot just above the ankle, Austrian broadcaster ORF reported.
Bleeding profusely, the man from the province of Styria then threw the foot into an oven, hobbled to his garage and called an ambulance. An emergency operation was unable to reattach the foot, ORF said.
I know a lot of people are going to say what a loser this guy is. “what a bum. Willing to cut off his own foot so he can get disability and not work. Blah Blah Blah.”. I am not one of those people. This guy knew what he wanted in life…and that was nothing…and he was willing to do anything to get nothing. Even cut off his own foot. That’s determination. That’s sacrifice. If there is one thing this guy learned in his 56 years on this planet…its that work sucks. He’d rather live out the rest of his years limping around with government sponsored crutches than spend one more day slaving away for the man. He is master of his domain.
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