Recession firings continue: Michigan man "eats" himself out of a job

According to 61-year old Patrick Ronayne, he ate himself out of a job. The salesman, who used to make $75,000 a year representing Winston Golf and Winston Manufacturing, claims that he was fired because of his gut. Citing a statement that "he was not a flat belly," Ronayne noted that his successor was thinner.

Ronayne is 5 feet 11inches and weighs 225 pounds. The Body Mass Index lists him as 31.4, while the cutoff for obesity is 30.