Sunday, October 06, 2013

A short, sweet conversation

"My colleagues and I shut down the government, and we're proud of it!"

"So are you not collecting your salary during this time?"

"Oh no, of course I am."

"How come?"

"Well, you can't expect us to work for no pay."

"Or rather, not work for no pay?"

"I have expenses, you know. They don't stop just because the government does."

"Isn't that also true for the thousands of government workers on unpaid furlough?"

"Maybe they should consider not living high off the taxpayer hog. If they can't hack it, then they should move over to the private sector."

"I have a feeling that advice will come in handy for you soon enough."

"You know what else I'm shutting down?"

"This conversation?"

"Bingo."

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