9 Times 'The Office' Got Life Right
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9 Times 'The Office' Got Life Right

The sitcom may have been a parody of the workplace but got real on a regular basis.

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9 Times 'The Office' Got Life Right

NBC's hit comedy "The Office" aired from 2005 to 2013, but still maintains a relevant presence in our world today. From Michael Scott's inappropriate handling of awkward situations, to Jim's iconic camera eye-contact, the show gave us characters that we can relate to and characters we can relate to others around us. Of course it is preferred that you cannot relate anyone in your own life to Creed, since you know, he's Creed. Below are nine times "The Office," captured life and the people taking part in it perfectly.

1. When Stanley embodied what it means to be a true foodie.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2017%2F04%2F03%2F636267791499435010-1053276052_636267791493966511-27960665_office%25201.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=483&h=3b4d94b98a7a8c34d813a76ab3c269d6c58ed2c8505e073be4e9526008cd6f86&size=980x&c=439137197 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2017%252F04%252F03%252F636267791499435010-1053276052_636267791493966511-27960665_office%2525201.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D483%26h%3D3b4d94b98a7a8c34d813a76ab3c269d6c58ed2c8505e073be4e9526008cd6f86%26size%3D980x%26c%3D439137197%22%7D" expand=1]Because if there is anything that we as humans can relate to it is the need for food when you're hungry, specifically pizza if it's available.

2. Kelly is all of us trying to prove our intellect to non-believers.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2017%2F04%2F03%2F636267794494044856159349928_6362677944913884131001233050_office%25202.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=393&h=0a3241c0477ae6b4878a150f2384bd52815c9d94e1c40ed6bfe98d3578aeef45&size=980x&c=2599194050 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2017%252F04%252F03%252F636267794494044856159349928_6362677944913884131001233050_office%2525202.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D393%26h%3D0a3241c0477ae6b4878a150f2384bd52815c9d94e1c40ed6bfe98d3578aeef45%26size%3D980x%26c%3D2599194050%22%7D" expand=1]Sure, Kelly may have been seen as one of the less intelligent individuals in the office, but her appearance and demeanor shouldn't impact the way others see her.

3. Dwight showed us how spending time with co-workers can effect you.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2017%2F04%2F03%2F636267798286307648-255738025_6362677982819120761982972413_office%25203ish.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=160&h=41c4f1add1eabfea7289b6b8640dc0c80f1a45a6dff324f4453cff8ebbc30414&size=980x&c=3343838598 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2017%252F04%252F03%252F636267798286307648-255738025_6362677982819120761982972413_office%2525203ish.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D160%26h%3D41c4f1add1eabfea7289b6b8640dc0c80f1a45a6dff324f4453cff8ebbc30414%26size%3D980x%26c%3D3343838598%22%7D" expand=1]They say that impersonation is the highest form of flattery, but sometimes you have no choice in the matter. Long hours and unintentional observation can have some pretty interesting results.

4. The time that Michael Scott asked a question we've all asked ourselves.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2017%2F04%2F03%2F6362678173784151621824817849_6362678173702282991640039435_office%25204.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=671&h=640348706bee8e5594615d88a168e97629b2b8481eecaab2c5492740b205b531&size=980x&c=1137446677 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2017%252F04%252F03%252F6362678173784151621824817849_6362678173702282991640039435_office%2525204.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D671%26h%3D640348706bee8e5594615d88a168e97629b2b8481eecaab2c5492740b205b531%26size%3D980x%26c%3D1137446677%22%7D" expand=1]In life you will encounter many people that force you to ask this question, maybe in a more eloquent way, but you will ask it nonetheless.

5. Synchronicity like Jim and Pam.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2017%2F04%2F03%2F636267819853630943-501144314_636267819850037559-985734240_office%25205.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=882&h=21bbc724622239beec4d8fb37db8cd64c84ac49e6845d1756eba47e8a529c064&size=980x&c=1935386025 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2017%252F04%252F03%252F636267819853630943-501144314_636267819850037559-985734240_office%2525205.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D882%26h%3D21bbc724622239beec4d8fb37db8cd64c84ac49e6845d1756eba47e8a529c064%26size%3D980x%26c%3D1935386025%22%7D" expand=1]Okay, so it may be a stretch to say you'll be as in sync as this iconic duo, but there is always one person who will get your jokes or see the world the same way, whether it is your best friend or your significant other.

6. The time Jim tried going incognito.

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When has there not been a time that you'd rather avoid an acquaintance than have to make small talk about the weather?

7. When the office pegged the reality of taking the family Christmas photo.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2017%2F04%2F03%2F636267847332274582354558610_636267847321337053-1025147505_office%25207.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=309&h=0d79d549375b406582efa8bf44d30bd429e39f80d69f104d93da802df11198f8&size=980x&c=1977068984 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2017%252F04%252F03%252F636267847332274582354558610_636267847321337053-1025147505_office%2525207.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D309%26h%3D0d79d549375b406582efa8bf44d30bd429e39f80d69f104d93da802df11198f8%26size%3D980x%26c%3D1977068984%22%7D" expand=1]Probably one of the most iconic moments from the show is the truth of many holidays among families who struggle to capture the perfect photo for the season.

8. These wise words from Andy that describe growing up.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2017%2F04%2F03%2F636267850174818946615179283_6362678501697680791225493635_office%25208.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=849&h=59c454081729c66d9756af23065888908f6e2f91f3ae9b6101b043fa7d94ac22&size=980x&c=1212564846 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2017%252F04%252F03%252F636267850174818946615179283_6362678501697680791225493635_office%2525208.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D849%26h%3D59c454081729c66d9756af23065888908f6e2f91f3ae9b6101b043fa7d94ac22%26size%3D980x%26c%3D1212564846%22%7D" expand=1]Andy may have been unpredictable, but there were times where he would provide little shreds of honest statements like this one where you'd realize he was just a grown up kid. Who could not relate to such ideas?

9. They showed us that work can be fun.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2017%2F04%2F03%2F636267869272696888-1217364938_636267869264415822663341075_office%25209.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=293&h=0021e7a7585bfd76f1c3bf50216e8f28193a5724ca8446d79df7097195849f49&size=980x&c=852721392 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2017%252F04%252F03%252F636267869272696888-1217364938_636267869264415822663341075_office%2525209.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D293%26h%3D0021e7a7585bfd76f1c3bf50216e8f28193a5724ca8446d79df7097195849f49%26size%3D980x%26c%3D852721392%22%7D" expand=1]All mediocrity considered, "The Office," showed us that work can be a fun time and it is what you make it, if that isn't the truest thing you've heard, than I don't know what is.

Bonus: The one time we could relate to Creed.

Scared Creed is the only Creed that we will ever relate to, but he definitely provides a perfect example of who to avoid in the workplace.

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