Recently, one of our interns went out to a bar in Dupont to go dancing and he got extremely drunk. He stayed at the bar until it closed and then left with his friends and they parted ways on the street. Unfortunately, he was so drunk he left his backpack inside (with his laptop and cell phone in it) and his credit card at the bar, but didn’t realize this until he wandered for a while and the bar was closed.
He found himself alone, without a phone, without a credit card, and $6 in his wallet. So, how does he get home to Falls Church? Obviously he walks down 66. (Editor note: Google Maps says that’s a 2 hour and 45 minute walk.)
He got about halfway there when Park Police showed up and put him in the back of the car and questioned him for 45 minutes about what he was doing walking alone on 66 at 4:00am. Once they were satisfied that he was nothing more than a drunk idiot, they drove him the rest of the way home.
He came to work the next morning unable to do anything because he had to wait for the bar to open so he could pick up his work computer, cell phone, and credit card. Bravo!