#THATintern: The office supplies intern

August 4, 2011

As the summer winds down, the office supplies intern shows up to work one day with an empty backpack and then disappears into the supply closet to do some back-to-school “shopping.”

Why buy notebooks when there are boxes of them sitting right there? The same goes for pens in an array of colors, pencils, highlighters, sticky notes, folders, paperclips, while-you-were-out memo pads and scissors. No one really wants to call that intern out for being a klepto, but at the end of the day, they all hide their staplers (a luxury item that must be specially ordered by the office manager) in a desk drawer.

(Today's intern was suggested last summer by Mark Berman, who works here at the Post and swears he was never this intern.)

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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