Kate–I bet there are afternoon siestas in the D.C. office now too (we only had one or two when I was there)! When I started at NR 100 years ago, I was in the D.C. office. My first week there, we were hold up in the office while a rainbow coalition of protesters ranted about our infamous Chinese cover. The only refreshment cart we had back in those days was when John O’Sullivan or another luminary would come visit us.
Of course, I suspect the refreshment-cart talk is really just a Jonah ploy to get Cosmo a raise. And I, actuallly, only brought any of this up to throw MRC another link-plug. It was going to be clever and funy when I started it, but, then, the lunch cart here in NR World Headquarters distracted me.