Unpopular Opinion, But The Jim And Pam Storyline Kinda Sucks

Unpopular Opinion, But The Jim And Pam Storyline Kinda Sucks

Comedy's favorite couple is not as romantic as they're made out to be.


Jim and Pam. Their celebrity couple name would be Jam.

The story of the good-at-everything paper salesman patiently waiting for the engaged and spineless receptionist to uncharacteristically dump her fiancé and declare her mutual feelings for him has had generations of people swooning. I will admit that my first time watching "The Office," I was one of these people.

Having watched the show at least 30 times now, my opinions on the storyline and characters have changed drastically. When I watch the show now, I realize that I am not a huge Jim fan. The way he treated the other girls he dated on the show was thoughtless and inconsiderate.

The purse girl was obviously a distraction for Jim in which we see the contrast of her colorful wardrobe and "embarrassing" love of "Legally Blonde," to Pam's dull appearance and love for more tasteful things, such as Edward Scissorhands. In the end, purse girl is unceremoniously dumped on a boat with no apology since the audience is not really supposed to care about her. They're supposed to care about Jim and Pam.

Purse girl aside, I feel that the character I most felt for in the Jam storyline was none other than, Karen Filipelli. Karen was nice and cool and, in my opinion, did not deserve to be treated the way that she was. It is made obvious that Jim considers her to be a rebound from his rejection from Pam. While Karen may be awesome, there is something about her that is not quite.....Pam. And this is supposed to be her flaw. I mean, the girl moved to Scranton.

To be with someone who didn't feel like it was the decent thing to let her know that she would be working alongside a girl he had been in love with for 7 years. I would say that is not perfect romantic lead behavior. Karen's involvement ultimately ends with Jim leaving her in New York to go on a date with Pam. This may have sounded like a crazy romantic ending to most, but to me, it was an awful and rude way to treat someone you have been seriously dating.

The thing that is the most bothersome about the storyline, is the glorification of giving up your dreams for a significant other. Jim gives up a corporate job in New York to be with Pam as a salesman in Scranton. Pam gives up art school because she can't be away from Jim for 3 months. These are big dreams that these two characters have embedded in their arcs. Jim dreams of being something bigger than a paper salesman and Pam dreams of being an artist. While she eventually makes it to office administrator, it is implied that when she moves to Philadelphia for Jim, she is back to doing the job of a receptionist.

"The Office" is an amazing and funny show and always will be. The Jam storyline does not feel like it would be played out the same way if it had been made in 2019.

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14 Stages Of Buying Jonas Brothers Concert Tickets As A 20-Something In 2019

"Alexa, play "Burnin' Up" by the Jonas Brothers."


In case you missed it, the Jonas Brothers are back together and, let me tell you, they're giving us some major jams. For those of us who were there when it all began back in 2007 with their first album, It's About Time, this has been one of the most important events of the year. But nothing, and I mean nothing can rival the excitement every twenty-something felt as the Jonas Brothers announced their Happiness Begins tour. I, for one, put my name in for ticket presale, have been following every single social media site related to the tour/group, and, of course, listening to the Jonas Brothers on repeat. And if you did manage to snag tickets, then you know that this is how your brain has been ever since they announced the tour.

1. Finding out that they're going on tour

2. Hopefully entering your name into the lottery to get presale tickets

3. Finding out that you actually get to buy presale tickets

4. Impatiently waiting for your presale tickets by listening to their songs on repeat

5. And remembering how obsessed you used to be (definitely still are) with them

6. Trying to coordinate the squad to go to the concert with you

7. Waiting in the Ticketmaster waiting room...

8. ...And feeling super frantic/frustrated because there are about 2000 people in line in front of you

9. Actually getting into the site to buy the tickets

10. Frantically trying to find seats you can actually pay for because, let's be real, you're twenty-something and poor

11. Managing to actually get the seats you want

12. Joyfully letting your squad know that you've done it

13. Crying a little because all of the dreams you've had since 2007 are coming true

14. Listening to every single Jonas Brothers song on repeat (again)

If you, like me, have finally fulfilled one of your dreams since childhood, then congrats, my friend! We've made it! Honestly, of all the things I've done in my adult life, this might be the one that child me is the most proud of.

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15 Thing Only Early 2000's Kids Will Understand

"Get connected for free, with education connection"


This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.


Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

2. Fortune tellers.


Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.



You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.


You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.


The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers


You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.


The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

9. " The Naked Brothers Band"


The "Naked Brothers Band" had a short run on Nickelodeon and wrote some absolute bangers including, "Crazy Car' and "I Don't Wanna Go To School"

10. Dance Dance Revolution


This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

11. Tamagotchi


Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

12. Gym Scooters


You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs


Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.



Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?

15. Slap Bracelets


Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

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