If you are visiting or entertaining non-federal relatives over Thanksgiving and they start giving you a hard time about being a pointy-headed bureaucrat, have them take this test:
Question: The first person to set foot on the Moon was...
You have 10 seconds to answer!
Question: When jeweler Harry Winston sent the fabled, priceless 45.52 carat Hope Diamond to the Smithsonian Institution it came from New York to Washington via...
Again, ten seconds!
Question: The turkey that's the centerpiece of Thanksgiving looks nothing like the wild turkey that Benjamin Franklin wanted (in lieu of the bald eagle) as America's national symbol. Where did your modern turkey come from...
If you answer A, C and C, you are dead wrong. You might even need professional help.
The correct answers are D, D and B.
Now, back to the couch. Happy holiday.
Mike Causey is a senior correspondent for Federal News Radio covering the pay and benefits issues of federal government employees. Mike writes a daily column for Federal News Radio, Mike Causey's Federal Report.
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