You know you work in Washington DC when:

27 August, 2007 | | No Comment

You check CNN in the morning to plan your work day.
Your friends have press secretaries.
You look at the World News / Current Events section of the paper – to plan your weekend.
You can plan your upcoming work week by looking at the press releases at
You walk around with more badges than keys.
You color coordinate your badge chain with your clothes.
You never ask what a three-letter acronym stands for. If you haven’t heard of it, you either look it up later or assume they can’t tell you.
When someone mentions a secretary, you don’t ask “whose secretary,” you ask “secretary of what?”
Your hot dog vendor knows more about politics than your high school civics teacher did.
You can’t remember the last time you heard less than three languages on the Metro/Bus/Train ride home.
You refer to all the memorials by their last names: The Lincoln, the Jefferson, the Einstein…
Someone mentions the end of the year and you assume they mean fiscal.
“Start of term” has nothing to do with school, or with loans.
You’re more likely to take a page out of someone’s office than someone’s book.
You measure success with how busy you are, not how much free time you have!

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