Thursday, September 03, 2009

Spotted: Metal What?

Yesterday I was behind a new intern coming through the metal detector.  He carried his tinfoil-covered lunch through, which of course lit up the machine, and the guard told him to his lunch down.  He tried again, and the machine again beeped when he went through.  The intern stopped and said, "oh, maybe it is my change," and proceeded to scoop about $10 worth of coins out of his pocket.  Tried again, with yet another beep.  This time, his cell phone.  When he went back through to try again, he carried the bowl of change back through, again setting off the alarm.  After several minutes and failed attempts, the guard teased him about sending down the office intern supervisor for metal detector training.

Heard: U.S. Senate v. Congress

Intern, while sending out letters to members of Congress inviting them to an upcoming event: "So wait...if he's a Senator, isn't he in the U.S. Senate, not the Congress?"

Me, after a brief moment of disbelief, explains our government's basic infrastructure, which I recall from 2nd grade.

Intern: "Ok, so what if they are in the House of Representatives?"

Me: "I think when you go back to school you should take a U.S. Politics class."

Intern nervously laughs and walks away.