I was on the metro, riding home from U Street late on a Friday night when a group of 10 young, very intoxicated interns got on, heading back to their intern crash pads somewhere in Virginia. To my unpleasant surprise, one of them chose to approach me.
Intern 1: Would you like me to hit on you?
Me: Please, no.
(The intern sits down next to me)
Interns 2-10: DO THE PIRATE VOICE!!!
Intern 1: Have ya ever met a man with a real yardarm?
Me: Say what?
Intern 1: How'd you like to scrape the barnacles off of me rudder?
Me: What exactly is going on?
Intern 1 (in his pirate voice): I learned all these awesome pick-up lines for talk-like-a-pirate day, and they were so successful with the girl intern in my office I just had to try them again.
Me: Oh, ok. Y’all have a good night.
As I moved quickly to escape the crowd of interns I overheard one last comment: “Way to go man… She was totally interested.” And all I could do was laugh so hard that I had to stop on the platform to catch my breath.
Note to the interns: A. Thanks for providing a bright moment of ridiculous entertainment on my way home. B. Next time, don’t try to validate your pick-up lines by noting how successful they were on the ridiculous interns that this blog is all about…
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