I don't work on the Hill, but thought this intern story might be blog worthy.
Last week, two of our interns in my office went to get a free lunch at some new place that just opened near our office. I ran into them with a co-worker as we were coming back from lunch and they were telling us about it. The two best comments had to be "We're interns, I feel like we should have been able to cut in line for the free lunch instead of waiting forever like everyone else." and "I wish I had an intern badge that I could flash around the city." I had to try really, really hard not to laugh at them to their faces.
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