While the day-to-day lives of the paparazzi may seem impossibly glamorous to outsiders, the job of capturing the tears of Britney Spears' terrified children for posterity is not without its drawbacks.

Occasionally, the shutterbug class has to contend with the occupational hazard of having the scalding hot contents of a Starbucks cup thrown on them, an airborne assault that can originate either from their macchiato-loving quarry or from a third party displeased with the parking lot congestion that accompanies every impromptu Spears photo shoot. Overall, however, the mild burns are preferable to having a Merecedes hood ornament tattooed on one's torso following a typical run-in with Lindsay Lohan.