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That intern: The flip-flops intern

Jenna Johnson

Every intern class has so many personalities that they could fill a "Real World" cast. And every class has "That Intern" -- as in, "Don't be that intern." Each day I introduce you to one of those interns.

The flip-flops intern is that intern who always -- always, always -- wears flip-flops, no matter how formal the occasion (even meeting the POTUS).

That intern arrives to work in flimsy rubber flip-flops from the drug store and changes into more formal flip-flops featuring at least one of these embellishments: Jewels, fringe, rhinestones, beads or tassels.

Whenever someone in the office tries to tell that intern that flip-flops are never appropriate for the office, that intern replies with the "nonsensical price defense": These flip-flops cost more than your boring, black, closed-toe shoes. (The nonsensical price defense also explains why that intern cannot afford to get a pedicure.)

Want to help me stereotype over-worked, under-appreciated, misunderstood interns? Shoot me an e-mail.

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By Jenna Johnson  |  June 29, 2010; 11:23 AM ET
Categories:  D.C. Interns  | Tags: That Intern  
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