The legend of the intern who ate for free
A reporter here at The Post told me about a legendary story that an intern wrote in 1997 called "A Moveable Feast With Absolutely No Cash, A Reporter Gets Fed For A Week Plop, Plop. Fizz, Fizz."
For an entire week, Style intern Michael Colton did not pay for food and tested the urban legend that free food is available everywhere in D.C.
Congressional receptions, hotel conventions, happy hours, gallery openings, supermarket samples -- you name it, I ate it. This mission was a challenge; most people didn't think I would last past Wednesday.
The story is hilarious. You must read it. But it got me to thinking -- this experiment was done 13 years ago, when today's crew of interns were still in elementary school. Could the experiment be repeated today? Is free food still plentiful and easy to find?
So, next week, I challenge all interns to find as many free meals as possible and document their finds on Twitter using the hashtag #interndiet.
Check back on Monday for more rules and information!
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