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'Fart' costs bank 100,000 dollars -
Nettavisen - ^ | August 28, 2003 | Hanne Dankertsen

Posted on 08/28/2003 4:57:32 PM PDT by UnklGene

SWEDEN: Fart costs bank 100,000 dollars Hanne Dankertsen 28.08.03 11:16, ny 28.08.03 11:17

A fart was the start of a staff conflict that ended up costing the Swedish national bank NOK 760,000 (USD 100,000) in compensation.

According to computer technician Göran Andervass, 44, a colleague visited his office and let out a big, stinky fart, Aftonbladet reports.

Andervass thought the incident was provoking and shouted at his colleague.

After the fart and the following shouting, Andervass and his colleague were called in to a meeting with their boss in the national bank.

"The boss wanted to know why I had been shouting at my colleague. I explained what it was all about, but my colleague would neither admit nor confirm that he had farted", Andervass told Aftonbladet.

The incident was the beginning of a serious conflict, a long sick notice and exclusion from the office.

Göran Andervass was fired from his job on 20 December 2001. According to the human resource department in the bank, the reason was "personal issues".

The bank thinks Andervass was away sick a lot of the time and that he was not following the rehabilitation plan presented to him by a doctor and the social security office. According to Andervass, there was no such rehabilitation plan.

Göran Andervass sued the national bank, and the court sentenced the bank to pay him NOK 760,000 compensation.


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1 posted on 08/28/2003 4:57:32 PM PDT by UnklGene
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To: UnklGene
That must have been one stinky fart. You can take that to the bank!
2 posted on 08/28/2003 4:59:09 PM PDT by coloradan
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To: UnklGene
Hold muh..! Uhh, never mind....
3 posted on 08/28/2003 4:59:12 PM PDT by AntiGuv ()
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To: Lazamataz
According to computer technician Göran Andervass, 44, a colleague visited his office and let out a big, stinky fart..

Laz - you been to Sweden, lately?

4 posted on 08/28/2003 4:59:54 PM PDT by TomServo ("It says that one time this big lobster came and attacked a lady, but Mr. Ed saved her.")
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To: UnklGene
Sounded like a "brewery horse."
5 posted on 08/28/2003 5:01:20 PM PDT by UnklGene
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To: UnklGene
When I was growing up, a big stinky fart would make my brothers jealous.
6 posted on 08/28/2003 5:01:41 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: annyokie; bedolido; Bloody Sam Roberts; Chad Fairbanks; Charles Henrickson; Constitution Day; ...
Industrial Strength
Humor
No amateurs, please.
Send FReepmail if you want on/off ISHP list

7 posted on 08/28/2003 5:02:35 PM PDT by martin_fierro (A v v n c v l v s M a x i m v s)
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To: martin_fierro
LOL!!! And, here I thought that the only farts I had to worry about in the bank were the ones counting out $1000 in pennies for the teller.
8 posted on 08/28/2003 5:04:06 PM PDT by Paul Atreides (Bringing you quality, non-unnecessarily-excerpted threads since 2002)
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To: longshadow; VadeRetro; Junior; RadioAstronomer; Piltdown_Woman; balrog666; Aric2000; general_re; ...
Ping.
9 posted on 08/28/2003 5:05:46 PM PDT by PatrickHenry (Hic amor, haec patria est.)
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To: UnklGene
he was not following the rehabilitation plan presented to him by a doctor

Here's a free rehab plan: stay away from onions and baked beans.
10 posted on 08/28/2003 5:05:55 PM PDT by lelio
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To: UnklGene
the rehabilitation plan presented to him

No more onions, beer, and Swiss chocolate in the same meal?

11 posted on 08/28/2003 5:05:56 PM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the Law of the Excluded Middle)
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To: coloradan
My dog farts on a regular stinky basis, but I really love him so I give him a pass.


Sparky has farts only a mother could love.
12 posted on 08/28/2003 5:06:01 PM PDT by chicagolady
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To: UnklGene
Nice one, Le Petomaine!
13 posted on 08/28/2003 5:07:45 PM PDT by Physicist (I've heard of someone getting *pissed* off, but farted off?)
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To: UnklGene
Who cut the Herrgardsost?
14 posted on 08/28/2003 5:07:51 PM PDT by The Radical Capitalist
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To: UnklGene
Well, was it bad enough to peel paint off the walls, or to knock a buzzard off of a s**t truck at 1,000 yards?
15 posted on 08/28/2003 5:08:33 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks (My Doc said I'm paranoid, and gave me pills. I don't take them cuz I think he's trying to kill me...)
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To: chicagolady
I really love him so I give him a pass.

That's one way to put it.

16 posted on 08/28/2003 5:08:38 PM PDT by Physicist
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To: UnklGene

17 posted on 08/28/2003 5:13:15 PM PDT by martin_fierro (A v v n c v l v s M a x i m v s)
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To: UnklGene

18 posted on 08/28/2003 5:16:00 PM PDT by martin_fierro (A v v n c v l v s M a x i m v s)
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To: PatrickHenry
Sounds like the character "The Spleen" out of the film (and comic book) "Mystery Men".....

Newbie super-hero: "And what is your super talent?"

The Spleen: "Pull my finger...."

Rest of the wannabe super-heroes: "Oh, sh*t! Don't do it!" (clothespins are hastily passed out among the super-heroes.)

.... brrrrap!

Seconds later, five people pass out on the other side of the room.....

19 posted on 08/28/2003 5:17:21 PM PDT by longshadow
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To: coloradan
Which is why I always keep one of these handy at work... got a Vegan sitting fairly close...


20 posted on 08/28/2003 5:18:33 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks (My Doc said I'm paranoid, and gave me pills. I don't take them cuz I think he's trying to kill me...)
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To: longshadow
I don't know why this thread was moved. If ever a story qualified as "breaking news" this one does.
21 posted on 08/28/2003 5:19:14 PM PDT by PatrickHenry (Hic amor, haec patria est.)
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To: chicagolady
My dog farts on a regular stinky basis,

There's 100 large in a German bank just waiting to be collected.
22 posted on 08/28/2003 5:20:38 PM PDT by lelio
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To: UnklGene
'Scuse the off topic rambling, but this reminds me of high school German class (and no, not because we ate knackwurst und sauerkraut in there).

The class always cracked up over the declension of the verb "fahren" (to drive). It went like this:

First person singular: "ich fahre" (I drive)
Second person singular: "du fährst" (you drive)
Third person singular: "er fahrt" (he drives)

If I'm not mistaken, "fart" is Swedish third person singular for 'drive' too.

Looks like the Norskie word for fart is even better than ours: 'promp'

Prompe-straff til 760.000 kroner

[Fart-fight to the tune of 760,000 crowns]

En promp ble starten på en arbeidskonflikt som tilslutt kostet den svenske riksbanken 760.000 kroner i erstatning.

23 posted on 08/28/2003 5:31:23 PM PDT by shhrubbery!
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To: PatrickHenry
I don't know why this thread was moved. If ever a story qualified as "breaking news" this one does.

Yeah, as soon as the MODS got "wind" of this thread, it was doomed.

;-)

24 posted on 08/28/2003 5:43:32 PM PDT by longshadow
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To: UnklGene
The problem is that they don't allow dogs in the office.

If there was a dog in the room, there'd never have been a problem between the two.

25 posted on 08/28/2003 5:45:47 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: msdrby
ping
26 posted on 08/28/2003 5:59:59 PM PDT by Prof Engineer (HHD - Blast it Jim. I'm an Engineer, not a walking dictionary.)
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To: UnklGene
my colleague would neither admit nor confirm that he had farted

Don't they know, "He who smelt it, dealt it!"

27 posted on 08/28/2003 6:11:27 PM PDT by Bear_in_RoseBear (Archivist to the Hobbit Hole - 2 days to vacation)
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To: Rose in RoseBear
You may find this amusing...
28 posted on 08/28/2003 6:11:56 PM PDT by Bear_in_RoseBear (Archivist to the Hobbit Hole - 2 days to vacation)
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To: longshadow
Yeah, as soon as the MODS got "wind" of this thread, it was doomed.

The situation is very disquieting.

29 posted on 08/28/2003 6:30:46 PM PDT by PatrickHenry (Hic amor, haec patria est.)
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To: martin_fierro
THIS is the mostest bestest use of this particular Ping List yet!

Pfffffft

30 posted on 08/28/2003 6:43:34 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (40 miles inland, California becomes Flyover Country!)
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To: UnklGene
Mr. Andrevass really should have been more forgiving -- after all, what's passed is passed...
31 posted on 08/28/2003 7:04:38 PM PDT by mikrofon
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To: mikrofon
I agree. The incident should have been allowed to dissipate.
32 posted on 08/28/2003 7:16:12 PM PDT by PatrickHenry (Hic amor, haec patria est.)
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To: anguish; AzSteven; Bartholomew Roberts; Charles Henrickson; duke_h3; Eurotwit; Jamten; Jane_N; ...
Hej! to the Swedish Ping List.
33 posted on 08/28/2003 7:32:59 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Karl Henriksson)
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To: martin_fierro; shhrubbery!

I laughed when I saw a FART HINDER sign in Göteborg last summer! It translates as "Speed Bump." The Swedish word fart simply means "speed."

34 posted on 08/28/2003 7:41:08 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Just got back from my class in Intermediate Swedish! Really!)
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To: martin_fierro

35 posted on 08/28/2003 7:47:23 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Karl Henriksson)
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To: Charles Henrickson
It translates as "Speed Bump." The Swedish word fart simply means "speed."

Danke Gott for your translation.

Because I thought those humps were ... well, something else.

36 posted on 08/28/2003 7:47:24 PM PDT by martin_fierro (A v v n c v l v s M a x i m v s)
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To: UnklGene
Here is the link to the story in the Swedish newspaper, Aftonbladet ("The Evening Paper"):

Priset för en prutt: 850 000 kronor
("The Price for a fart: $100,000")

And here is the "fartee" (not the "farter"):


Göran Andervass

37 posted on 08/28/2003 8:04:06 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Karl Henriksson)
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To: martin_fierro

38 posted on 08/28/2003 8:16:57 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Talar du svenska?)
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To: Charles Henrickson
Great sign! I'm going to have my son enlarge that on photoshop and print out a couple for our bathrooms.
39 posted on 08/28/2003 9:25:39 PM PDT by shhrubbery!
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To: Charles Henrickson
I should've said that sign is a crack-up.
40 posted on 08/28/2003 9:34:17 PM PDT by shhrubbery! (Svensk? Nej, jag talar dom inte.)
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To: UnklGene
Just don't light a match!
41 posted on 08/28/2003 10:03:35 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum
Hehehe. . .I've lived in Göteborg for three years and I still get a giggle when I see these signs (well, not every time, as they are everywhere) but often enough to make me wonder if I am really mature enough to be raising children.

I recently taught my five year old son the 'Beans, Beans, great for your heart' ditty, so I suppose that answers my question! ;)
42 posted on 08/28/2003 11:33:07 PM PDT by Rutabega
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To: longshadow; PatrickHenry
I'm certain the Swedes have the equivalent of the EPA...shouldn't these folks be notified that this individual is a methane-producing biohazard?
43 posted on 08/29/2003 11:52:58 AM PDT by Aracelis
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To: Rutabega
Hehehe. . .I've lived in Göteborg for three years and I still get a giggle when I see these signs (well, not every time, as they are everywhere) but often enough to make me wonder if I am really mature enough to be raising children.

LOL...but you need that child-like sense of humor to connect with your children. You're on the right track. :^)

44 posted on 08/29/2003 11:54:44 AM PDT by Aracelis
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To: Piltdown_Woman; longshadow
... this individual is a methane-producing biohazard

I think the matter has been, shall we say ... blown out of proportion.

45 posted on 08/29/2003 12:16:14 PM PDT by PatrickHenry (Hic amor, haec patria est.)
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To: Chad Fairbanks
got a Vegan sitting fairly close...

I know your pain. I used to share an apartment with a vegan. No one will ever convince me that someone who produces vapors that horrible is living the healthiest of lifestyles.
46 posted on 08/29/2003 12:50:26 PM PDT by Welsh Rabbit
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To: Welsh Rabbit
I'd have made him pay the Gas Bill... ;0)
47 posted on 08/29/2003 12:53:38 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks (My Doc said I'm paranoid, and gave me pills. I don't take them cuz I think he's trying to kill me...)
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