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The OS Model

In Entertainment, Humor, Television, The Office, Work on April 1, 2009 at 8:00 am
"Should I take this call outside? Naaaaahh!" 

 

"Should I take this call outside? Naaaaahh!"

 

Michael has always had a problem controlling how he talks to Jan on the phone while at work.

When he calls her, he’ll begin the conversation by saying “It’s me.”

Except it actually sounds like this: “Itch Schmee.” In the most gross out goo-goo ga-ga voice you’ve ever heard, which works it’s way into the entire conversation.

I’m not sure I can spell the cooing he’ll do when she tells him she’s having a rough day. But I’ll try.

“Awwwww-aaboochi-boochi-boobooboo.”

Say that out loud. Go ahead.

Now imagine having to hear your boss making that noise at his desk. And then having to take him seriously when he approaches you with an assignment five minutes later.

Now I’ve put up with that for years. Jim and I can’t even look at each other when Michael is on the phone with Jan because we’ll absolutely lose it.

He and Creed and I get a good laugh out of it later when Michael isn’t around. He knows we can hear him, right? Does he really not see a huge difference between how he talks to Jan and how we talk to our significant others?

But recently, he crossed the line.

A transcript (written in Michael Scott baby-talk dialect)

“Hewow”

“How are youuuu?”

“Did you get to wook it up?”

“Was it the gold wun?”

“Wazsh it the OS model?”

(in a loud nonwhisper whisper) “The oral sex model?”

“Yesh I know I’m soooo byaaaad. hehehehe”

 …

OK. I’ve kept quiet as Michael asked Jan if she had a nappie and how her bubble bathy was.

But this was getting out of control. I was going to lose my mind if I had to endure this any longer.

(to be continued)

 P.S. That night I figured out what Jan and Michael’s conversation was actually about. I’ll let you guys take a crack at it. What’s your best guess?

Happy April Fool’s Day, everyone! Not that this is a joke. I sooooo wish I were joking.

I met with Toby!

In Entertainment, Humor, Television, The Office, Work on March 31, 2009 at 8:00 am

Toby and Pam The Office

Before I tell you about the day I drew the line with Michael’s inappropriate office talk, let me say that I finally met with my HR rep!

And it was really cool.

I mean, I don’t know if anything will come of it. But Toby did say he would be in our office more regularly (he works in our corporate building).

And he said he might institute a mandatory manager sexual harassment “retraining” to address the problem with Michael without singling him out. I emphasized that none of Michael’s comments made fme feel threatened or harassed. I was just sick of him bragging about dodging something that should be no big deal.

Getting my concerns on record confidentially (oxymoron anyone?) has really helped me feel empowered to talk to Michael about issues I have with him without fear he’ll try to fire me.

Well he might try, but with HR at my back, it’ll be much harder for him. I’ve heard horror stories about staff members who have offended Michael personally.  And they all no longer work with this company.

So when Michael made an oral sex joke to Jan on the phone… I finally felt like I could do something about it.

(to be continued)

I’m back … again

In Entertainment, Humor, Television, The Office, Work on June 30, 2008 at 12:12 pm

Steve Carell in Time

So my Internet box got fried last week and just got back up and running. And because I can’t post while at Dunder Mifflin (duh), I had to take another involuntary hiatus.

To get us back into the action, I’ll leave you with this lovely quote from Steve Carell in Time magazine this month:

“I’m sure there are elements of Michael Scott that are a part of me. I would rather not know exactly what they are. One thing people often say is that if you don’t know a Michael Scott, then you are Michael Scott. Food for thought.”

So do you know a Michael Scott — or are you one? If you know one, feel free to share your stories over on my HR Department link. If you are one, take a zen self-discovery vacation or something.

Fare thee well until tomorrow.