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    In A State Of Confusion

    | Colorado, USA | Coworkers, New Hires, Theme Of The Month

    (I overhear this exchange between a new coworker of mine and a customer.)

    New Coworker: “Okay, so I need to see your license for that beer.”

    Customer: “Well, my license got revoked, but I have a passport here.” *presents her passport*

    New Coworker: “No, I don’t think that will work. It has to be a state-issued ID.”

    Me: “…[Coworker], for the love of all that is holy: ‘state issued’ means issued by the GOVERNMENT, not the actual state of Colorado.”

    New Coworker: “No, I don’t think that’s what it means.”

    Me: “I assure you that one of the many definitions of ‘state’ is ‘government.’ A passport is definitely issued by the government.”

    New Coworker: “Are you sure? That doesn’t sound right.”

    Me: “Yeah, I have a passport. They’re issued by the federal government.”

    New Coworker: “But not the state.”

    Me: “The government IS the state!”

    New Coworker: “I don’t see how the government could be Colorado.”

    Me: *facepalm*