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Austrian Man Saws Off Foot to Avoid Work

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posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 09:15 PM
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The title says it all.

Man Saws Off Foot To Avoid Work In Austria

And then right after he throws his foot into the oven so there's no chance of reattaching..... must be some sort of mental problem if you'd go to this length just to avoid going back to work.





posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 09:29 PM
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How crazy do you have to be to saw your own foot off so you don't have to work anymore? As crazy as that dude is, he could have been found unfit to work based on mental illness alone.



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 09:33 PM
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Fortunate that he has free health insurance or this could've ended badly....

Some people...



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 09:34 PM
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He could of probably advertised to do it at as a pay per view event and made a pretty penny.2nd
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posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 09:38 PM
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What a lazy son-of-a-*****



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 09:41 PM
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Originally posted by Skywatcher2011
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What a lazy son-of-a-*****


Lazy? bah, that is ambitious in my opinion.

stupid...

but ambitious.



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 09:44 PM
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Originally posted by SaturnFX

Originally posted by Skywatcher2011
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What a lazy son-of-a-*****


Lazy? bah, that is ambitious in my opinion.

stupid...

but ambitious.


dictionary.reference.com...
Ambitious:

1. having ambition; eagerly desirous of achieving or obtaining success, power, wealth, a specific goal, etc.: ambitious students.
2. showing or caused by ambition: an ambitious attempt to break the record.
3. strongly desirous; eager: ambitious of love and approval.
4. requiring exceptional effort, ability, etc.: an ambitious program for eliminating all slums.


Your word to describe the person as ambitious is 2000% wrong unless you explain how you plan on using the word.
None of the above definitions would work in this case...just sayin



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 10:02 PM
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Dude be crazy!
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posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 10:14 PM
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Originally posted by Skywatcher2011

Originally posted by SaturnFX

Originally posted by Skywatcher2011
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What a lazy son-of-a-*****


Lazy? bah, that is ambitious in my opinion.

stupid...

but ambitious.


dictionary.reference.com...
Ambitious:

1. having ambition; eagerly desirous of achieving or obtaining success, power, wealth, a specific goal, etc.: ambitious students.
2. showing or caused by ambition: an ambitious attempt to break the record.
3. strongly desirous; eager: ambitious of love and approval.
4. requiring exceptional effort, ability, etc.: an ambitious program for eliminating all slums.


Your word to describe the person as ambitious is 2000% wrong unless you explain how you plan on using the word.
None of the above definitions would work in this case...just sayin


1. Specific goal - He's got ya there.
2. Attempt to break the record - Pretty sure this is a record breaker for reasons to not work.
3. Desirous - You'd have to have a pretty strong desire for anything, to cut your own foot off.
4. Exceptional effort, ability - I'm pretty sure it takes quite a bit of effort to cut your own foot off.

All in all, this actual defines ambition.

He saw a goal he wanted to reach, and went a lot farther than most would to achieve said goal.

Is he an idiot? Absolutely



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 10:57 PM
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Originally posted by Skywatcher2011

Originally posted by SaturnFX

Originally posted by Skywatcher2011
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What a lazy son-of-a-*****


Lazy? bah, that is ambitious in my opinion.

stupid...

but ambitious.


dictionary.reference.com...
Ambitious:

1. having ambition; eagerly desirous of achieving or obtaining success, power, wealth, a specific goal, etc.: ambitious students.
2. showing or caused by ambition: an ambitious attempt to break the record.
3. strongly desirous; eager: ambitious of love and approval.
4. requiring exceptional effort, ability, etc.: an ambitious program for eliminating all slums.


Your word to describe the person as ambitious is 2000% wrong unless you explain how you plan on using the word.
None of the above definitions would work in this case...just sayin

1 and 4 works fine
he obtained success...successfully didn't go to work...mission accomplished.
and it would certainly require exceptional effort...going through the pain and keep sawing..

sounds ambitious to me



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 11:43 PM
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I'm guessing he worked at a call center. I've worked those jobs before and had days that I hoped I got into a car collision on the way there just to get the day off.



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 09:27 PM
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Originally posted by ideasarebulletproof

1. Specific goal - He's got ya there.
2. Attempt to break the record - Pretty sure this is a record breaker for reasons to not work.
3. Desirous - You'd have to have a pretty strong desire for anything, to cut your own foot off.
4. Exceptional effort, ability - I'm pretty sure it takes quite a bit of effort to cut your own foot off.

All in all, this actual defines ambition.

He saw a goal he wanted to reach, and went a lot farther than most would to achieve said goal.

Is he an idiot? Absolutely


Yeah....right:

1) Specific Goal - to not be able to work and claim disability for the rest of his life
2) Attempt to break the record - no broken record, just a broken leg, nothing special
3) Desirous - No desire, just a mentally ill individual who needs psychotherapy sessions
4) Exceptional effort/ability - No "skill" required to cut your own foot off...but there is exceptional mental incapacity for running one's own life without injury to self and others

I hope he can still work as a telemarketer at least for the House of Power Tools and promote the benefits of using a skill saw hahaha



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