A man in Sweden has just been granted disability payments from social security based on the fact that he is addicted to heavy metal music. He has successfully argued that this ‘disability’ means he is discriminated against in the workplace as many employers won’t tolerate loud music, or employees missing work because they slept in recovering from a rock concert the night before. So rather than look for a job, he is now free to live his heavy metal lifestyle, and the Swedish government will pay the bills. If you don’t believe me, read the full article here.
I know I say this in every blog entry these days, but I still can’t believe what Swedes can get away with. Surely it doesn’t get better than this.