Few cities are known more for hot air, lies, and deceit than Washington DC, which means figuring out the hidden layer of meaning behind what’s being said can be tough. Luckily, we’ve translated some statements you’re likely to hear around the District. You’re welcome!
“So what do you do?”
Translation: I don’t care who you are. Tell me what your job is, so I can find out if you are of any networking use to me.
“I’m on Metro, I’ll be there in five minutes.”
Translation: I’ll be there in 30 minutes with a harrowing tale of train derailments, single-tracking, and stoppages for sick passengers.