#THATintern: The escalefter intern

July 1, 2011

Meanwhile, that intern leisurely putts along, rolling a suitcase-like briefcase, and secures a permanent spot on the left side of the escalator.

Pedestrian traffic halts, and people shout at the escalefter intern: Stand on the right! The left is for walking! Move! Get out of the way!

That intern seems oblivious to those shouts, standing firmly and confidently on the left. That intern then uses the long ride up to fish out a gray intern badge and catch up on some text messages. Meanwhile, angry Washingtonians have to snake their way up and around that intern, cursing as they go.

(Special thanks to @ddoyle1220 for suggesting today’s intern.)

@wpjenna maybe the escalefting intern? they have been here a month but still escaleft, and don’t realize why everyone is annoyed #THATinternless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet ReplyDavid Doyle
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About #THATintern: Every intern class has “that intern” — as in,“Don’t be that intern.” Each day I introduce you to one of them. Share your ideas on Twitter using the hashtag #THATintern. And check out our Intern City page, too.

Jenna Johnson is a political reporter who is covering the 2016 presidential campaign.
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