Americans were stunned to discover that their Government had shutdown this weekend, having been totally unaware that it had even been functioning in the first place.
“That thing was a Government?” one confused American said on hearing the news. “I thought that was a TV show or something”.
Others said the shutdown didn’t make any sense. “I’m not sure you can shutdown something that’s not even functioning,” a puzzled voter pointed out.
“Hang on, are they going to start governing? Is that what this is about?” another questioned.
Asked how many people usually worked at the White House, a spokesperson said, “About half”.