In potentially the most embarrassing workplace snafu ever, one waiter working a high-end catering gig at the British Museum managed to damage an ancient Roman statue—with his head.
During preparation for a corporate party at the art museum, which frequently rents out its galleries for events, one staff member broke the thumb off of the priceless Townley Venus statue when he shot up after kneeling beneath the sculpture. The waiter's head hit the hand with such force that he managed to knock a finger clean off, The Telegraph reports.
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The statue, which was discovered in Rome in 1775 and sold to the museum in 1805, is considered "one of the British Museum's most important Roman sculptures," according to The Art Newspaper.