Monday, January 21, 2008

Zero hour

The Office - Michael Scott "declares" bankruptcy.

Michael Scott: Yes. Money has been a little tight lately. But, at the end of my life, when I'm sitting on my yacht, am I gonna be thinking about how much money I have? No. I'm going to be thinking about how many friends I have, and my children, and my comedy albums. I mean, I have a yacht, so I obviously did pretty well money wise.
Oscar: Michael, are you having money problems?
Michael Scott: Monkey problem? No, I'm not having monkey problems. Why would I have monkey problems?
Oscar: You heard me correctly.
Michael Scott: I hate monkeys. But I don't have money problems, I don't. Alright, you know what? Watch this, if I had money problems, would I do this? [Michael takes out a dollar bill, crumples it up and puts it back in his pocket]
Stanley: You just put it back in your pocket.
Michael Scott: Yeah, but I destroyed it. It's not even useable anymore.

Later, in Michael's office...

Michael Scott: So bankruptcy is kind of like the witness protection program?
Oscar: Not at all. You have to declare bankruptcy.

[Michael walks out of his office and yells to the other workers]

Michael Scott: I... DECLARE... BANKRUPTCY!

Oscar: Michael, just because you say it out loud... it doesn't work that way.

8 comments:

Lori said...

Well, ya gotta laugh, right? I love "The Office". I used to work for a paper manufacturer just like Dunder/Mifflin so I can totally relate! And I've even had a boss like Michael Scott!
I recommend lots of snuggling with your family today. That always helps anything seem better...

Terri said...

Are you trying to tell us you have monkey problems? I hate those.

Kim Ayres said...

Sell the monkeys...

Carole said...

Sorry bud.

On the other hand you write well and have the ability to laugh at yourself. Which is I'm sure all the consolation you need. Hey, that was a joke. I know it wasn't funny but...

Tom said...

Lori: My wife bought me some writing paper with the Dunder/Mifflin header... love it. We'll see if Silvi is into snuggling when I get home, but it's usually a game of tag. :)

Terri: Don't we all?

Kim: They're going fast...

Carole: Who's this coming out of the woods? :)

I only laugh at myself because I want to join the rest of you laughing at... hey! I think you're laughing at ME. :)

Elizabeth said...

love the Office. So do my brother Andrew and his wife Kristen. The best review I ever read said that Micheal was "born without the self-awareness gene."

anne said...

We're huge Office fans in our house.

Tom said...

Elsie/Anne: You both have great taste in television shows. :)