Man Saws off Own Foot to Avoid Work

Admit it: you're jealous that you didn't think of it first. A man in southern Austria had an ingenious plan to avoid qualifying for 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.

Ah, but was he successful?

Link -via Dave Barry | Photo (unrelated) via Flickr user eye of einstein

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Just two things he didn't think of:
1) missing one foot doesn't automatically make you unqualified for work
2) you dont receive disability benefits if you mutilated yourself
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