Last summer in an East-Coast Senate office, we had an intern from a prestigious Ivy League school, who definitely fit the bill as a "smart dumb kid."
Proving the phrase "you never know who you're going to see, so watch your behavior," he was spotted after work at a Nationals game. It was apparent that he had a bit too much to drink, but what happened at the game is not the point, it's how he got home.
Said intern was living in Rockville for the summer. The next morning when I told him I saw him at the game the night before, he chuckled in an embarrassed fashion and went on to explain that he took a cab home after the game...not the Metro which was still running after the game ended. Apparently his friends paid the cab driver before they left, but he went on to pay again at the end of the trip.
He did not discuss or even dispute the fare, and paid the cab driver not $25 (which is still a bit much), but $135!
This happened in April...just the start of the adventure with this intern...