Monday, June 11, 2007

Signs that You Work in DC...

  • You stand behind Newt Gingrich in line for lunch at Corner Bakery.
  • In the 4 blocks between your office and the metro are about 10 sandwich places and 20 coffee shops.
  • Everyone around you in the metro is reading the newspaper or a goverment report.
  • Someone has spilled a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on you in the metro.
  • You use GAO reports to cover the air conditioning vents in your office.
  • Your office is about 30 degrees cold when it's 90 degrees and humid outside.
  • Seeing women wearing suits and tennis shoes doesn't faze you-- even though you think it would be smarter if they wore flipflops while carrying their heels like you.
  • You get accosted by LaRouche supporters on your way to work. (This is also a sign that you're walking down Bruinwalk).
  • You've been invited, or have attended, a happy hour on every day of the week.
  • At said bars, you've seen the TVs tuned into CNN.
  • The bartender probably makes more money than you, or if you're an intern you know that the bartender makes more than you since you compete to work for free.
And that pretty much sums up my first two weeks of work.

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