Friday, July 13, 2007

A Phone Call Will Suffice

People don't like their jobs. There's nothing new about this. I don't know how they live with themselves, but hey, they feel like it has to be that way and I'm not going to get in their way. The following story displays a guy who really doesn't like his job. From The Daily Telegraph:

A Japanese navy officer who was found tied and gagged on the side of a road admitted he faked the assault to avoid going to work, police said today.

The 22-year-old was found on Tuesday with his mouth gagged and hands tied in the bushes off a road in Kanagawa prefecture near Tokyo, police said.

He initially said he was assaulted and kidnapped by a robber.

But questioned further by police, who found his story suspicious, he admitted to have made it up, a spokesman said.

The man apparently thought that if he feigned being the victim of a robbery, he could avoid work, where he was having trouble with coworkers. "He said he was getting tired of work as he was caught between his superiors and subordinates,'' the police spokesman said.

I guess things really are different in Japan.