Every now and then, an INTERN just needs to have fun. Last night, INTERN had fun by going to one of those eclectic, hipsterish street festival art-music-event things that happen in the city in the summer. INTERN's boyfriend came along, and it was indeed entertaining: we looked at sculptures made of safety pins and listened to hobo bands with their half-dozen accordions.
The night was going well. Someone in a purple VW bus had given us free cupcakes, and we were dancing to the music of the aforementioned hobo accordion band. Then INTERN heard someone say her name, and turned around to see the polished, eternally well-dressed Assistant Editor standing behind her, wearing his signature fedora.
This would have been all well and good were it not made awkward by the fact that INTERN had elected to wear a neon green, sequined flight suit and goggles that night, and her boyfriend was wearing a bear costume.
INTERN: Oh, hello Assistant Editor! Fancy seeing you here. Allow me to introduce my boyfriend.
Bear: *grunts in a bear-like manner*
Assistant Editor: Nice seeing you too, INTERN. Uh, see you tomorrow.
INTERN: Oh, OK. Cool. See you!
This is for reals what happens to THE INTERN whenever she leaves the house. This is probably the number one reason she will never, ever have a real job.
Luckily, Assistant Editor played it cool today. But then again, INTERN has not yet looked him in the eye.