Guards at the Louvre in Paris are to strike for more pay because of the stress of looking after Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa.
The security guards have voted for industrial action in support of their claim for an extra £100 a month.
A spokesman for the guards said: "There are so many people all trying to take photos and wanting to see the picture that those who have Mona Lisa duty are under enormous stress. The 100 pounds a month (150 euros) is compensation."
For once I have sympathy with the French strikers. The big pinky-beige room which houses the Mona Lisa is seriously grisly.
An unhappy Alamo of guards fight a losing battle against invading hordes of tourists. They tell the tourists not to take photographs as the flashes can damage the painting. The tourists ignore them. They keep on coming, coming, flashing, clicking, all day, every day. Like the zombies hammering at the door in Night of the Living Dead.
I would start screaming and throwing wild, aimless punches within about two minutes of working there.