On my way to the Memorial Day concert I walked behind a girl who was strutting with her head held high and badge clipped to her hip. She looked around to find an entrance to the well guarded area. I watched her walk into the entrance marked 'Staff and Police'. She estutely approaches the security guards at the entrance, reaches to subtley show the security her badge when they say, "sorry, wrong staff, your entrance is on the other side." Intern.
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