Spotted were two Congressional interns dressed for success at a morning event near the Hill. One young (relatively tall) woman looked quite professional wearing dress pants and proudly displaying her red badge of courage on her jacket. But upon taking off her jacket to sit, she also had the courage to bare her midriff. I don't know if it was the hot and humid weather, or that they don't make women's shirts long enough, but miss, that's not appropriate work attire.
The second intern showed up halfway through the panel discussion. During the break, the second intern told the person next to me that she was sent from Senator X's office to take notes, but really looked like she just got out of the shower, and wanted to borrow notes for the Senator. Next time remember to arrive on time and to wear a bra.
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