Tuesday, 8 March 2005
A new sensation is sweeping across school playgrounds and new media offices alike. Gone are the days when both children and adults would jest about phoning a friend; now when asked perplexing questions to which they don't know the answer, the little scamps simply reply, "Ask Condoleezza!" This is of course a reference to Condoleeza Rice, the newly appointed US Secretary of State. This is proving a serious problem for both teachers and managers, who are unable to command any sort of useful response from their students or employees. I myself recently encountered a similar problem. After asking a librarian where I could find the philatelic studies section, she just laughed and said, "Ask Condoleezza." Obviously I am left both without any books, and any hope. Commentators suggest this latest craze could leave the country in ruins.
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