By: Michael, New Jersey
What is it about an internship that makes it enjoyable? Is it the work that you are assigned? Of course not! It is the interesting characters that you meet at work. During an internship this summer, I had the chance to meet some of the most fascinating people in my life. Of course, they thought I was just as weird, since I always brought cottage cheese to eat at my desk while doing work. The point of the matter is that, towards the end of the internship, we had a few “off” days, to say the least.
On this downtime, people decided to do things like text message, go to the bathroom more often, or even watch a movie. And of course, since I am writing this article, I am not one of those who committed any of these crimes at work. Maybe.
There is a man I became great friends with this summer. Let us call him Dan. One day Dan decides that he is going to watch a movie on his desktop computer at the office. Sure Dan, plug in your headphones and watch a movie while you should be working. This seemed like a great opportunity for me to go in and plan my attack. But when was I supposed to make the best of the situation? Of course! Dan also loves to go to the bathroom on his downtime so, while he was gone, I had time to unplug his headphones from his computer. Now, to make things clear; the headphone jack for the PC is on the floor while his monitor is on the desk.
So what does Dan do when he gets back from the bathroom? Of course he goes back to watching his movie. Did I forget to mention that he was at the most action packed part of the movie? His volume was cranked so high that for about 5-10 seconds the entire section of the office heard him watching that movie. While I knew he was greatly embarrassed, I felt like a champion for the rest of that day. You may call me cruel but I say that I have helped my friend by teaching him a lesson. What is the lesson? Your friends’ true goal in life is to wait for the perfect time to embarrass you so that you won’t forget them. Hey, that’s what friends are for, right?
P.S. Dan and I have been good friends even after that day. Friends will always be friends.