Phineas is the foreman of the train track building crew. His job is blasting the rock away to make tracks in mountains.
One day, right before exploding the rock, Phineas got distracted. He looked away from the rock he was getting ready to blast when- BOOM! His rod went shooting through his head!
Phineas went unconsious for a few minutes. Then, he got up and started talking to his men. They put him in a cart and started driving him the three-quarters of a mile to town. They sent one man ahead to get the doctor ready.
Okay but Different
2. SHUT UP AND WATCH WHERE YOU'RE GOING!
When they got to town, the doctor met them. He told them to put him in the hospital.
There was nothing the doctor could do, but take bits of metal out and put a bandage on it.
Phineas lived for another eleven years after his accident. But he had a different attitude. He was rude and unhappy all the time.