Our "new intern" has been incredibly helpful and professional, so my story fits more into the category of laughing with him rather than laughing at him.
On his first day, our "old intern" took the new intern down to the supply store to show him around. When they got to the flag section, the old intern explained that constituents could ask to have a flag flown over the Capital for special occasions.
New intern proceeds to ask, "Do they just put them in a plane all together and fly them over the Capitol once a day?"
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