I'm coming to you shortly after the end of my day at my very important government job completely covered in spit and water.
Our very important government cable director called me down to his office today because he needed me to do some very important government work. Namely, to make water gurling noises with my mouth. He's going to be putting the noise into something he's filming. I'm sure that whatever it is, it's very important and for the benefit of our constituents. Probably he's making something about the new sewer pipes on the north side of the town.
I was happy to oblige. I endure much butt kissing every day, and this couldn't be any more harrowing. It turned out to be an unfortunate mess because my gag reflex is about 1/2" behind my teeth. I almost yak when I bush my teeth in the morning. Of course, gargling water caused a great spouting of water all over myself and on the floor.
And you wondered whether civil servants actually make sacrifices for thier jobs.