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21 Things You Learn About Office Life From Watching The Office

By katedemolder

December 20, 2016 at 12:10am


It takes a special kind of person to work in an office. Well, to work in an office and not lose their mind, that is...And we feel like The Office has depicted that perfectly. 

Whether it's avoiding wilderness retreats or kissing your co-workers, watching The Office sort of sets you up for any stint at a desk. 

Maybe not Belsnickel, but pretty much everything else...

1. That everyone's a little... different

And you start to wonder what they must think of you.


2. Every office has a wildly inappropriate inhabitant 

Just that one step too far. Every. Single. Time.

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3. That office romances really do happen

They may be a little more 'lets drunk shift at the Christmas party' more than 'if you're a bird, I'm a bird', but they still do. 

Love is real.

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4. Organised fun is painful and dissatisfying

This goes for work nights out and team-bonding sessions.

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5. There's always one person in the office who eats really weirdly

Can't think of who it is? 

It you.

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6. That no-one cares about your birthday

Because you are old AF and we all have a shitloads of work to do. Sorry, mate.

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7. That you don't talk to anyone a minute after work finishes

Quitting time = you time.

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8. That you should never, ever be 'that guy'

'That guy' can mean any number of things. But just remember, never be him. 



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9. That the tiniest of victories are still victories

The kitchen doesn't smell like tuna? Sweet.

You don't have lower back pain? Alright!

The toilet isn't blocked today? YEESSS.

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10. That office delirium is a thing and should be adequately dealt with

i.e. Buy the office a whole load of Haribo and bring them to YOUR LEVEL.

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11. That people will judge your lunch

Nope, you haven't imagined those condescending stares. They're real.

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12. That work best friends are worth their weight in gold

Never let go of them. They understand the madness.

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13. That people are stupid

So, very stupid.

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14. And weird

So weird.

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15. Collecting money for ANYTHING is a nightmare

And volunteering to collect means, by default, you are naive and a little silly.

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16. That messing is necessary and encouraged

And you'll need to take it up as a side project if you want to stay alive.

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17. There's nothing fun about a fun run

In fact, they ruin everything that's good.

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18. Two people in the office (at least) have secretly done it

It's true. Trust us. 

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19. But you will all develop your own unique dynamic

However utterly bizarre it may be.

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20. And may even find yourself revelling in the madness

The perplexing, frightening madness.

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21. Because you're all really just a bunch of weirdos

Each and every one. 

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