WASHINGTON, DC is full of young, idealistic 20-somethings trying to make a difference in the country / world. Some of them are on the political track, others in nonprofits or special-interest groups, others are trying to get into government bureaucracy. All of them — except the ones with a trust fund — are moonlighting as bartenders and waitresses, and all of them are coming into constant contact with egomaniacs and sociopaths. None will make it through their stint in DC unscathed.
Here are some of the rites of passage everyone in DC will inevitably experience.