April 1st, 2012 10:44 EST
Dude Saws Off Foot & Burns It To Continue Receiving Unemployment Compensation
"An unemployed Austrian man cut off his own foot with a mitre saw so he could continue receiving jobless benefits.
Hans Url, a 56-year-old from Mitterlabill, then took the foot and cooked it in the oven so doctors could not reattach it."
Hans called emergency services after his bloody deed, but he almost died on the way to the hospital from loss of blood.
Missing a foot does not necessarily qualify Hans for unemployment compensation, his intense agony and self-inflicted disability may have been for naught.
The lack of a foot may not qualify Hans for unemployment compensation, but what about lack of a brain? This dude is missing more than just a couple of brain cells, who would want to work with him? If good old one-foot Hans works in a factory he might blow up the boiler to get a few weeks off .
If Hans lived in America, he could claim that he has carpal tunnel syndrome from clicking the remote, and he would probably qualify for unemployment compensation, welfare or SSI.
Hans should kick himself in the arse with the one good foot he has left.
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