Oddly Enough Blog

News, but not the serious kind

It’s only art, what’s the worst that can happen?

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Here’s an actual true news item. Unionized art handlers have been picketing outside Sotheby’s after the auction house locked them out following a drawn-out contract dispute.

With the big fall auction season just a month away, the art handlers have been replaced by temps. Not surprisingly, the union says the temporary workers have had inferior training.

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Hey pal, you must be the new poorly trained temporary handler of priceless art, right?

Yeah, you can call me Lamar. Put ‘er there… Oops, well that vase was probably chipped anyway, right?