Urbana ”will extend its happy hour by one hour for every day the government shuts down this week, until it reaches the point where happy hour is available all night. Urbana’s happy hour normally runs from 4-7 p.m.”
Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken ”will offer one free doughnut with any doughnut or chicken purchase to any federal or District government employee if the shutdown goes into effect.
Meridian Pint: ”Local ales for budget ails! If the Federal Government shuts down tomorrow, we will open at 12 for LUNCH! 3 different local beers will be available for $5. It is also the first day of our Guest Beer Director Birthday Series.
The Blaguard:“If the government is closed… then as you know, we open early. Happy Hour starts at 3, All Drafts <$5.”
Granville Moore’s ”is running a $1 Stella Shutdown special with $3 Under Pressure BBQ Pork Belly Bites. They open today at 2:00pm for late lunch and day drinking. Open to everyone – while supplies last.”
Z Burger: If the government shuts down, burgers will be free for every furloughed worked from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. One per person with an I.D.
West End Cinema: “We are offering half-price popcorn and sodas for federal employees (with a valid ID) during the #governmentshutdown.”
AFI Silver: “We are offering free popcorn to our moviegoers who are on furlough from their government jobs. Just be sure to have a valid government ID!”
Nusta Spa ”is offering 30% off all services to anyone who shows a federal ID from now until the government reopens.”
You seeing all this shit?? Free fucking donuts? Free fried chicken? Dollar beers? Half price popcorn and beers? Cheap massages? I have never wanted to be a government employee this bad in my whole life. Sounds like the whole town is just like 50% off and pretty much everything is designed for day drinking.
I got a couple emails from DC Stoolies after this week’s MailTime
I’m a federal government employee. 90% of our agency was sent home without pay. The truth is, nobody seems to notice the problem with a shutdown because the Government still provides basic services like social security and postal services. This isn’t a real shutdown…imagine if they told all the prison guards to go home. All that this shutdown does is affect people behind the scenes that don’t provide a direct service that will have a serious impact on society.
As for me, I just sit on my couch all day and live the life I did right after college. Yeah its going to suck when I don’t get a paycheck next friday but I’m honestly just going to apply for unemployment until the shutdown is over. The true American way. If I’m able to snake it correctly, i’ll be able to do less than I normally do and still get paid by the government because they apparently just give out handouts. The system is completely ridiculous.
I’m just your average stoolie and read the stool whenever I can from my phone. I’d rather you not put anything that can be linked to me on the stool but feel free to talk about how people are literally going from working for the government while collecting a normal paycheck to not working and collecting unemployment. Good job Government.
I mean fuck this guy I’m so jealous of him. Not getting a paycheck does suck, but if you’re not completely strapped for cash, your company telling you to go home and not work for a couple weeks is a fucking dream come true. Dude has just reverted to his post college life. Cash is a little bit of an issue but for the most part you’re happy as fuck. Chillin all day, the whole city looking to shove cheap food and booze down your throat. Its like being a blogger but with a lot more happy hour options.