This past month a fellow summer analyst asked me if I thought management would mind if he took a 2 week vacation to visit his girl friend in Italy. Let me remind you that this is a 10-12 week internship... This guy has always been sort of an odd ball, but this was plain shocking.
I told him (we'll call him Romeo for the sake of the story) that he should weigh his options. How important is this female friend to you Romeo? Is she more important than your career right now? At this point I'm about as puzzled as a dog with a water hose, but the story must continue.
Then came the most insane part of the story. Romeo met this "girl" on a dating website and they've been chatting for a few months... and he believed she was the "one". I let out a little laugh and Romeo barged out of our office and right before he left, he shouted "I'm just going to go for it". Soon after, I see Romeo knocking on upper management door while the rest of us interns huddled around watching.
Long story short, that was the last time I saw Romeo. Did Romeo ever find his love? Is he still in Italy? I guess we'll never find out.