Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Spotted: Peeping Intern

I work in a congressional office. We were having a staff meeting in the back office, but left that door open in case the interns needed to reach us. We noticed one of the interns kept opening the front office door and peeking back at us, then would close the door again. Five minutes passed and he peeked in again. He repeated this every five or so minutes until the staff meeting was finished nearly a half hour later. It was only then that we realized there was a group of expected visitors in the front office waiting for one of the staff members. He never once told us that they arrived and let them sit for thirty minutes. Needless to say, none of the involved parties were pleased. 

Heard: Veterans v Newbs

One day last week, I overheard one particularly brazen intern discussing life on the hill with what appeared to be a mother and daughter:

Intern: Yea, well I actually like just got here. It's been really cool though.
Mother: Oh? How long have you been in D.C.?
Intern: I've been here for four weeks. But really, 4 weeks on the job here makes you kinda a veteran.

No, no it doesn't. Because two years in, I'm still considered a newb. But, cheers to you, intern, and thanks for the DC Intern Blog fodder.

Heard: Freddie, Bernie, and Fannie?

This morning an intern grabs the phone and proceeds to tell the boss that someone from "Bernie Mac" is on the line.  C’mon man its Freddie not Bernie.