TOP TEN GOOD THINGS ABOUT THE SHUTDOWN
- It’s the first time in history that there isn’t an eight hour line at the passport office.
- There’s nobody blocking your perfect shot of Mt. Rushmore.
- The psychiatric business is booming — 800,000 people are depressed because they’re “non-essential.”
- In the spirit of Halloween, Arlington National Cemetery really is being run by a skeleton crew.
- To take advantage of their sudden free time, federal employees are four-fifths of the way there to a full reenactment of the Million Man March.
- Your favorite radio and TV programs won’t be interrupted by those annoying emergency alerts.
- You have so much more time now that you don’t have to drive your sick kid through traffic to the NIH cancer treatment trials.
- You’ve now learned that “furlough” does not refer to a small dog under foot.
- Although life for an intern is hard, it still sucks less than during the Clinton era.
- Hey, I don’t need ten good things; this is a partial shutdown.
October 5, 2013
Thanks to my family for their input and wit.