Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Sometimes, I admit, I let the man get me down.

Last night I got home from work and I had had such "a day" that I let spew forth a veritable litany of complaint after complaint after complaint the minute I walked through my door, pausing only to take a sip of my whiskey & diet coke before assailing Adam more with complaints about my job, my direction in life, etc...

And Adam, it turns out, had also had a day and he too complained and our complaints grew so loud and so big that I swear even our neighbors down the street know now how I feel about not having stock options and that Adam hates his boss.

And you know, when you get like this there is really only one thing you can do. One thing that will really make you feel like there's hope.

(Besides keeping the whiskey&dietcokes flowing)

And that is:

Watching Office Space

Is there a movie out there that better captures what it's really like? I think not.

Bob: Looks like you've been missing a lot of work lately.
Peter:Well, I wouldn't exactly say I've been *missing* it, Bob

If only these were things one could say in real life and get away with. But at least everytime I see it I feel better, and a little more calm, and a little more able to laugh at the ridiculousness of office life sometimes.

Because let's be honest. Work (in general) is a fuck.


rooroo said...

*Why* does it say paper jam when there *is* no paper jam!?

Sarah said...


Lys said...

Amen! Plus - going back to work after a holiday - so not fun :(

kate.d. said...

right on. right now work sucks AND we're doing an office move next week. talk about doubly wanting to punch yourself in the face, you know?

clipper829 said...

It's like that Drew Carey quote about work sucking:
"So you think your job sucks? Well, why didn't you say something-there's a support group for that-it's called EVERYBODY and we meet at the bar!!"

Natalie said...

i hear you, girlie--damn, i hate work!!

Nicky said...

Once in a while, I just think to myself, "I could burn down the building..."
And I SWEAR that every time someone has birthday cake at the office it goes down so similar to that scene in Office Space, that I can't help but picture it. Ugh. Next time you guys are complaining, count me in!

Anonymous said...

Isn't paper jam what office workers put on their Dunkin Donuts bagels?