Everyone thinks that the government is so hip and up to date on everything. Ever since the FBI hacked into that one terrorist’s iPhone and Apple didn’t know how they did it, people have been more and more impressed with these secret government organizations. Recruitment is up. The polls show that the average American is feeling more favorable about the FBI, and even the CIA.
People are so foolish. They don’t realize how archaic the government still is. I mean it’s 2016, and my job is to sit at a desk and watch a phone. Not answer the phone, watch it. Because it hasn’t rang since, oh I don’t know, the Cold War. That was 20 plus years ago.
I am what is left of the Cold War phone operators. It started out as a place people could call with tips about potential spies or spy-related activity. Then it got downsized and they added all the American Cold War operations to our job. Then it got downsized again, and again.
Now I’m the last guy in the division. I spend my days reading the paper, doing the crosswords, listening to classic radio, just waiting for..
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