Out of Arm’s Way

Throw yourself into your work!

Why is the pictograph guy not just smiling but laughing and having quite a rollickin’ good time? Is it because he knows that he may be able to get a tidy little sum for his injury? (The ad, after all, is for a law firm.)
Or maybe it’s because this is his first major injury. (Rock-n-roll sage Rod Stewart tells us the first cut is the deepest, but he doesn’t tell us it’s also the funnest.) Because after the first few times, mangling your arm isn’t quite as much fun as it used to be. It’s just a big pain in the ass more than anything or anywhere else. And the novelty of seeing your nerves and tendons and bones and nougat hanging out just wears thin, if not completely off.