Man hurt himself to 'avoid work'

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  1. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    BBC.

    Genius!

    Makes me think of the scene from Liar Liar where Jim Carrey beats himself up in the bathroom to try and avoid court :D
     
  2. MKSinSA macrumors regular

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    Was his name

    Ferris Bueller by chance? Sounds juvenile enough. :D
     
  3. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    That is a classic scene -- even puts soap in his eyes.

    "I'm kicking my ass!" :D

    As for the story above, he must have really not liked his job.
     
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    My dear man, Ferris Bueller was a genius and hardly a juvenile. :D

    The guy has just thrust himself into the front of the Darwin Awards line.
     
  5. John Jacob macrumors 6502a

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    But how did the police figure out that he was faking it? That's not clear from the article. :confused:

    When somebody walks in to the police station bleeding from razor slashes, I wouldn't even think of disbelieving him, let alone trying forensic tests on his wounds. Unless they had a CCTV camera where he slashed himself, or there were witnesses, I can't imagine how the police figured it out.
     
  6. MKSinSA macrumors regular

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    some Darwin Awards. Those beat News of the Weird every time although some try to conflate the two. There is some stiff competition for cleansing the gene pool, isn't there?

    Probably had the empty razor in his right hand :rolleyes:
     
  7. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    Strange, but not surprising. People are screwed up about work and their jobs. At least in the U.S., Monday is the day that most people have heart attacks.
     
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    Im sure we've all felt a compulsion to miss work, but damn, this goes a little far. Couldnt he have just called in sick like the rest of us? :rolleyes:
     
  9. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Hmmm, makes me think the guy has/had a mental illness.

    It's not really that funny...
     
  10. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    That seems like a lot of work to me. I just have a beer.
     
  11. maflynn Moderator

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    hmmmm

    let me hack up my face with a razor blade to avoid work, I'm a genius :p
     
  12. Love macrumors 68000

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    Sorry Mr. Hynes, I can't come in to work today. Somebody dropped a dog on my head and started shaving my feet with a razor. *snicker*
     
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    What happened to calling in sick? *cough, cough* Which reminds me..
     
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    hate to see what that dumbass would do to get out of jury duty...
     
  15. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    no kidding

    even i am allowed to use a sick day as a "mental health day"
     
  16. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    There was a case like this in the US maybe last year... it was more elaborate, though -- it involved a woman who actually had elaborate claims about her supposed attacker and there I think actually was a manhunt for this person... hmmm... ahh, yes, Ashley Todd. In that case, IIRC, there were a number of inconsistencies in the story that made the police suspicious....
     
  17. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    The bit you quoted wasn't even there in the article when I posted it yesterday...looks like the beeb updated it with more detail.
     
  18. bartelby macrumors Core

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    The BBC are twunts like that. They're getting as bad as the Daily Fail.
     
  19. iBlue macrumors Core

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    That's messed up. Dude should have known we have decent employment laws here and he could have taken a sick day and been alright.
    No need to go all "I am Jack's smirking revenge" about it.

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