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This is truly a great movie for so many different reasons, but I think the fact that it hits so close to home for all of us 9 to 5 grinders, is what makes it so entertaining.

Many of the quotes from ‘Office Space’ exemplify our true feelings about our office lives. While most of us can’t outwardly express our feelings while at work, many of us would love nothing more than to take a baseball bat to some office equipment.

When I see this movie, I see my life. While ridiculously funny, it’s also a bit depressing, given the fact that I’m actually stuck in Peter Gibons life.

A few quotes from the movie really resonate with my current situation (and get me even more pissed off about my job) and here they are:

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“We don’t have a lot of time on this earth. We weren’t meant to spend it this way. Human beings were not meant to sit in little cubicles staring at computer screens all day, filling out useless forms and listening to eight different bosses drone on about mission statements”.

While I only have one boss (thank God), there are few things in this world that I feel more strongly about than the incredible waste of human life that is spent inside a cubicle or sitting at a desk. I realize that there are plenty of desk jobs that people enjoy, but I would be willing to bet anything that the number of people who hate their desk jobs far exceeds the rest.

“So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that’s on the worst day of my life”.

This also hits the mark for many of us, including me. It’s not that each day is actually worse than the prior day, it’s the fact that we choose to go into our jobs yet another day. Realizing that your job and/or boss is the devil incarnate is one thing, but choosing to show up for work day after day, month after month, knowing how bad it is..well that’s just idiotic. And yes, that makes me an idiot…

“You see, Bob, it’s not that I’m lazy, it’s that I just don’t care”.

This is a huge problem in corporate America and which is why workplace Internet surfing porn is rampant. People don’t give a shit about their jobs and they find something else to do. More often than not, we’re looking to waste enough time so that our days become tolerable. Once upon a time, I actually took pride in what I do, but these days, I just don’t care. I can manage to do my job well enough to not get fired, but other than that, there is very little productivity.

“I did absolutely nothing, and it was everything that I thought it could be”.

When was the last time you were able to do nothing? It just doesn’t happen. Our lives are jam packed with so much stuff that we don’t ever take a few minutes to relax.

By the way, if you ever try to actually do nothing, it’s much harder that you might think. The last time I tried to sit in a dark, quiet room with absolutely no distractions lasted about 2 minutes. There’s just too much to do…..

Please feel free to leave me a comment with your favorite quote. I appreciate it.

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