That intern: The iPod intern
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.
To have a conversation with the iPod intern, you must first catch that intern's attention by speaking loudly, waving your hands, jumping around or sending an e-mail that reads, "Hi, can you pull your buds out long enough for a quick chat?"
Everywhere that intern goes, a carefully planned soundtrack follows: Katy Perry to pump up during the inspiring walk to work, Train's softer lyrics for morning meetings, Lady GaGa to make photo copying more exciting and a lot of other songs in between.
Sometimes the other interns play "Name that Tune" -- if they listen carefully enough they can just barely hear what song that intern is rocking out to. Or they try to guess simply based on subtle dance moves and lip-syncing.
Finally -- finally -- that intern is told iPods are not allowed during the work day. That intern sulks, wishing that Dido's "White Flag" was playing.
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