Something wonderful happened. The NBC gem, The Office, came to an end. The mockumentry that we all loved (and then hated but still watched via Hulu when nothing good was on Bravo) wrapped up. I just watched it and I am sobbing.
- It really is the little things - It’s the smallest modification to consider your weird issue with something silly. It’s saving your favorite flavor sour patch kids. It’s a good night kiss. It’s when someone falls asleep on your shoulder during a meeting in the conference room. It’s a teapot.
- Italian Food is pretty amazing. Pam: Jim’s just really passionate about Italian food. Jim: Yeah, I’m very passionate about Italian food. In fact, I’m in love with Italian food.
- It is okay to date your coworkers - I can’t recall a time when P and J discussed not dating because they worked in the same office. That would have bored me. I loved watching them find creative ways to flirt. Their little glances that only the cameraman caught. We have all done that. Walked through windsurfing even though the Sherman field is quicker… delayed taking a lunch break… carefully planning your unnecessary trip to the Hawks Nest. Meeting my boyfriend at work was perfect. He is a wonderful teacher. I fell in love with him in an environment that brought out so many of his best qualities.
- Other people suck - Roy was the worst. I hated Pam’s hair when they were together. It was all weird and frizzy. Karen sucked. And really, what was the deal with Brian? How could Pam GO TO HIS HOUSE? That is so inappropriate. What were these idiots thinking? You can’t get involved with this web of love! Karen moved to Scranton? Stupid. Go away.
- Tell them how you feel - Jim: Hey, uh, can I talk to you about something?
Pam: About when you want to give me more of your money? We can go inside. Feeling kinda good tonight.
Jim: It’s just, um, I’m in love with you. I’m really sorry if that’s weird for you to hear, but I just need you to, uh, hear it.
Jim: I just needed you to know. Once.
Watching the final made me nostalgic. Pam’s line about Michael being excited about having a Family Plan killed me. I felt genuine happiness for him. The Office was simple and lovely. Just people going to work, pulling pranks and falling in love.