The conversation went something like this:
Me: "No, Charlie can't make it. He had to go to prison today."
My boss: "Um ... nothing serious, I hope!"
Me: "No, no, he's doing his internship there for school."
Our HR Director: "School? What kind of school has internships at the PRISON?"
My boss (with a totally straight face): "It's required for the MBA program now. You know, because of Enron and MCI."
Our HR Director: "Oh yeah. Makes sense."
So now you know. Remember: give generously to the alumni fund. The child you send to prison could be your own.