We have all had jobs that totally suck. And while we usually just grin and bear it, occasionally we might come up with an excuse to call out for the day. For most that means “the flu” or “the runs” (because who would questions that?), for one guy in Japan it meant stabbing himself in a subway station.

54-year-old Masaru Miura told police he was stabbed early Wednesday morning. After police started questioning him, they quickly learned that he was not attacked, rather he stabbed himself with a knife so he wouldn’t have to go to work.

Lucky for him, they arrested him Рwhich should also get him a few days off.  Lucky for us, Japanese animators created this gripping reenactment:

(H/T RT)