… I want this job. I can get completely wasted and do nothing but still get paid for it and be important. /sarcasm

What the hell is wrong with these people?!?


This post was corrected at 10:29 p.m. on Wednesday to clarify who made certain remarks.

A senior U.S. diplomat has gone on record chastising his international colleagues at the United Nations for being guilty of D.W.I. — Diplomacy While Intoxicated.

Joseph Torsella, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. for management and reform, has complained that delegates from other countries have been turning up drunk for delicate budget negotiations.

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“As for the conduct of negotiations, we make the modest proposal that the negotiation rooms should in future be an inebriation-free zone,” Torsella told a meeting of the U.N. membership’s budget committee, known as the Fifth Committee

“There has always been a good and responsible tradition of a bit of alcohol improving a negotiation, but we’re not talking about a delegate having a nip at the bar,” one anonymous diplomat told Foreign…

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