Last week in a Senate cafeteria, my coworker and I overheard two Senate intern girls giggling with each other, apparently over some frozen yogurt. Even some distance away, their entire gossipy conversation was audible, and we made out the girls saying:
Intern 1: “Ugh! This caramel sauce pours so slowly!!!”
Intern 2: “Yeah, but it’s so sexy!”
Intern 1: “Yeah, just like Senator X!”
Next time, girls, try to control the volume of your conversations, and please, don’t compare ice cream toppings to respectable, elected officials.
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