10 Of The All-Time Most Relatable 'The Office' Quotes

10 Of The All-Time Most Relatable One-Liners From 'The Office'

Enjoy these humorous lines and how they relate to my life.


The show "The Office" is wildly popular with college-age individuals and I am no exception. I relate many of the lines from this show to my everyday life as a college student.

I am the type of person to find humor in situations where I probably shouldn't. I guess that is why I find this show so amusing. The episode when Dwight gets a concussion and throws up on the back of his car always gets me and is a perfect example of this odd sense of humor I have.

But as Michael Scott said "It takes an advanced sense of humor. I don't expect everybody to understand it.

"Dwight, you ignorant slut."

My personal favorite for when my best friend says something questionable. Insert her name and its perfect.

"I. Declare. Bankruptcyyyyy."

Another favorite that I use often. I'm a college student and I am poor so this is very fitting. "I didn't say it, I declared it." There's another bonus quote.

"I'm not superstitious, but I am a little stitious."

When you're not sure what a word means but you still try to sound intelligent.

"I like waking up to the smell of bacon. Sue me."

I mean, who doesn't? Bacon is brain food.

Michael: "How do I look?" Dwight: "Normal ugly."

Me to myself in the mirror every morning.

"Identity theft is not a joke, Jim."

Sorority girls, you do realize you all look exactly alike, right?

"Oh God, my mind is going a mile an hour."

And that is about top speed especially when trying to write a research paper.

"As a doctor you would not tell a patient if they had cancer."

Trying to justify the avoidance of uncomfortable situations like.

"Should have burned this place down when I had the chance." 

When grades start to decline rapidly towards the end of the semester.

"I knew exactly what to do, but in a much more real sense, I had no idea what to do."

Every day of my life.

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36 Rules Of Life From 'NCIS's' Leroy Jethro Gibbs

Sometimes we all need a smack on the back of the head.

I have been watching "NCIS" since the show began back in 2003, and season 15 will be airing this September. It is one of the longest running series and for a good reason, even though a lot of your favorite characters die off in the show they somehow still keep it alive. Anyone who has watched an episode or more knows about the infamous Gibbs's rules. Here's the list that we can gather from the many episodes:

Rule 1: "Never let suspects stay together." - revealed in the Season 1 premiere episode, Yankee White (episode).

Rule 2: "Never screw over your partner." - revealed in the Season 4 episode, Blowback (episode). McGee also stated this rule to Ned Dorneget in Need to Know (episode). McGee also mentioned to Abigail Borin in Ships in the Night (episode) that rule number one has been taken twice, showing that he knows that there are two number one rules.

Rule 3: "Always wear gloves at a crime scene." - revealed in "Yankee White."

Rule 4: "Don't believe what you're told. Double check." - again revealed in "Yankee White."

Rule 5: "Never be unreachable." - revealed in the Season 3 episode, Deception (episode) although Gibbs has been known to be intentionally unreachable. The rule was shown in Rule Fifty-One (episode) in the background when Gibbs opens the box.

Rule 6: "The best way to keep a secret? Keep it to yourself. Second best? Tell one other person - if you must. There is no third best." - revealed in the Season 4 episode, Blowback (episode)

Rule 7: "You don't waste good." - revealed in the Season 8 episode, Baltimore (episode).

Rule 8: "Never say you're sorry. It's a sign of weakness." - This rule has been mentioned throughout the series, but it wasn't given a specific number until Flesh and Blood (episode). The rule is also a direct reference to John Wayne's catch phrase in "She Wore A Yellow Ribbon" (John Ford, Director). Wayne said: "Never apologize, mister, it's a sign of weakness." to subordinates in a military situation. DiNozzo notes the connection in Hiatus Part 1 (episode). Mark Harmon's career has paralleled John Wayne's. They both were quarterback of their southern California college football team, both went into acting. (Harmon's father, Tom Harmon, was a Heisman Trophy-winner and actor & announcer as well.) Note: This is continuously told to Tony, Ziva and Tim through a smack to the back of their heads.

Rule 9: "Always be specific when you lie." - revealed in the Season 1 finale episode, Reveille (episode).

Rule 10: "Never take anything for granted." - revealed in the Season 3 episode, Probie (episode) although Gibbs also quotes it as being "Never assume" during the Season 9 episode, Rekindled (episode).

Rule 11: "Never go anywhere without a knife." - revealed in the Season 1 episode, One Shot, One Kill (episode)although it's sometimes quoted as "Never leave home without a knife" or "Always carry a knife."

Rule 12: "Never get personally involved in a case." - revealed in the Season 7 episode, Obsession (episode) and again referenced by the new SECNAV Clayton Jarvis in the Season 9 premiere episode, Nature of the Beast (episode) as the number one rule in Washington politics.

Rule 13: "When the job is done, walk away." - revealed in the Season 6 episode, Semper Fidelis (episode).

Rule 14: "Never date a co-worker." - revealed in the Season 1 episode, Enigma (episode).

Rule 15: "Never, ever involve lawyers." - revealed in "Collateral Damage." Rule 51 is written on the back of the card containing Rule 13 in "Rule Fifty-One."

Rule 16: "Bend the line, don't break it." - revealed in Anonymous was a Woman (episode).

Rule 17: "Always work as a team." - revealed in Leap of Faith (episode).

Rule 18: "If someone thinks they have the upper hand, break it." - revealed in the Season 8 finale episode, Pyramid (episode).

Rule 19: "Never, ever interrupt Gibbs during an interrogation." - revealed in the Season 14 episode, Privileged Information (episode).

Rule 20: "It's better to seek forgiveness than ask permission." - revealed in Silver War (episode).

Rule 21: "Always look under." - revealed in The Artful Dodger (episode)

Rule 22: "Never ever bother Gibbs in interrogation." - revealed in Smoked (episode).

Rule 23: "Never mess with a Marine's coffee... if you want to live."- revealed during "Forced Entry."

Rule 24: "There are two ways to follow someone. First way, they never notice you. Second way, they only notice you." - Jack Knife (episode) and "Rule Fifty-One."

Rule 25: "When you need help, ask." - revealed during Blood Brothers (episode).

Rule 26: "Always watch the watchers." - revealed in "Baltimore."

Rule 27: "If you feel like you are being played, you probably are." - revealed in Nature of the Beast (episode).

Rule 28: "Your case, your lead." - revealed in Bounce (episode) placing Tony as temporarily in charge of the team, and also in Phoenix (episode) with Ducky as leader.

Rule 29: "There is no such thing as coincidence." - revealed in Obsession (episode) although DiNozzo states that Rule 39A is "There is no such thing as a small world" during Canary (episode).

Rule 30: "If it seems like someone is out to get you, they are." - revealed in Borderland (episode).

Rule 31: "Never accept an apology from someone who just sucker punched you." - revealed in Psych Out (episode).

Rule 32: "First things first, hide the women and children." - This rule number was mentioned in Patriot Down (episode) but was not stated until Rule Fifty-One (episode).

Rule 33: "Clean up the mess that you make." - revealed in "Rule Fifty-One" although it's also stated as "Never leave behind loose ends" in Hiatus Part 2 (episode).

Rule 34: "Sometimes you're wrong." - Created by Gibbs in Rule Fifty-One" by writing it on the back of the card containing Rule 13. It is unknown if his coworkers are aware of this rule.

Rule 35: "Always give people space when they get off an elevator." - revealed in Double Back (episode)

Rule 36: "Never trust a woman who doesn't trust her man." - revealed in Devil's Triangle (episode).

While some seem to deal with Gibbs only there are some very great life lessons present. If you haven's started watching "NCIS" I suggest you start soon, it is all on Netflix.

"A slap to the face is an insult - a slap to the back of the head is a wake-up call." Leroy Jethro Gibbs
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Your Typical College Semester, Explained By Characters From 'The Office'

From syllabus week to finals week, nothing can better describe how students feel during a typical semester than "The Office."


Every college semester is different, true, but they also all have a pretty similar layout. From syllabus week to finals week, nothing can better describe how students feel during a typical semester than "The Office."

1. Syllabus Week


Can we take out the group project, please? And maybe extend a few deadlines...

2. The First Weekend Back From Break


No homework, no worries, no problems - the one weekend all semester where you don't have to force yourself to have fun, and it just comes naturally!

3. The Scary Week After Syllabus Week, When The Prof Starts Teaching...


If I can't understand it now, I'm definitely not going to understand it by the end of the semester.

4. The Second Weekend... And All The Ones After


Staying in the dorm, with headphones on, thinking about all your stress and problems and grades while your friends try to hype you up? Sounds about right.

5. Mid-Terms Time


An exam, paper, and project in every class? I promised myself I wouldn't cry this semester, but some things just don't change...

6. Post-Midterms, Pre-Finals


That point during the semester where you would rather stare at the ceiling all day instead of even thinking about studying.

7. Realizing You're So Close, Yet Still So Far, From Break


When was the last time I slept? Is it acceptable to sleep through the rest of the semester?

8. The Moment Your Prof Offers You Last Minute Extra Credit Before Finals


There is hope for my grades!!!

9. Dreaded Finals Week


Why is there so much studying? Why is this even a thing?




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