10 Michael Scott Quotes That Don't Get Enough Credit

10 Michael Scott Quotes That Don't Get Enough Credit

“Well, well, well; how the turntables.”

I spend most of my life quoting my favorite TV shows in everyday conversation. My favorite show of all time is The Office. In the past two years, this show has been my escape and saving grace from depression. It is so witty, goofy, and lighthearted, just the tools I need to survive this college madness. Here are some of my favorite quotes said by the king himself, Michael Scott

1. “That's what she said.”

I know this is so silly and can be immature but the way Michael Scott says it makes it all ok. Throughout the entire show, Michael finds the perfect times to sneak one of these in while speaking with his coworkers.

2. “Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.”

I just love the way this man thinks. I see myself in him sometimes, to be honest, and I strive to be as confident as him. Does anyone else have this much of an obsession with a television character or is it just me?

3. “I’m not superstitious, but I am a little stitious.”

I am not going to discuss the context of where this quote came from because I do not want to spoil the show for anyone who hasn’t seen it but I just want it to be known that I say this quote at least once a week. Michael is so innocent and you can really see that when he tells the cameras this in a particular episode.

4. “Wikipedia is the best thing ever. Anyone in the world can write anything they want about any subject. So you know you are getting the best possible information.”

I bet those of you who have not seen this show in its entirety are wondering, “How can a grown man be so dumb?” Eh, I wouldn’t call him dumb, I’d call him simple-minded. I appreciate this man too much to call him dumb!

5. “Sometimes I’ll start a sentence and I don’t even know where it’s going. I just hope I find it along the way.”

I don’t think there is a quote that I can relate to more than this one. Here, Michael is explaining that he pretty much wings everything that comes his way and just hopes that it all works out in the end. I do this all of the time and things actually end up working out better than expected!

6. “I tried to talk to Toby and be his friend, but that is like trying to be friends with an evil snail.”

In the show, Michael Scott absolutely hates another character, Toby, who works in Human Resources. We do not know exactly why Michael feels this way about Toby but it is just so funny to me how Michael thinks of these insults on the spot. His relationship with Toby is a playful, yet offending bond they share with one another, and fans like myself love it.

7. “You know what they say, ‘fool me once, strike one, but fool me twice… strike three.’”

Hearing Michael Scott say this in the TV show gets me every time. This is so funny to me because of how serious he is and that he means it. He speaks so confidently and the fact that he makes mistakes in his speech makes it even funnier!

8. “Just tell him to call me ASAP as possible.”

Once again, Michael does not realize he says phrases incorrectly 99% of the time which makes my day better. He is so oblivious and if you’re wondering, yes I do say this regularly to everyone I know.

9. “Well, well, well; how the turntables.”

This one is probably one of the most iconic Michael Scott quotes of all time. If you do not get the joke, what he is trying to say is “Well, well well. How the table have turned.” He is one big goof!

10. “It's a pimple, Phyllis. Avril Lavigne gets them all the time and she rocks harder than anyone alive.”

In this episode where this quote is found, Michael Scott gets a cold sore and feels self-conscious with it. He covers it on his face with a band-aid and the office questions him about it. I think this is so comical because he comes up with the greatest comebacks when you never expect it and this is definitely one of my favorites.

If you haven’t, I hope this article inspires you to watch The Office. I highly recommend it if you’re looking to laugh a lot. This type of comedy is right up my alley!

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11 Things Psychology Majors Hear That Drive Them Crazy

No pun intended.

We've all been there. You're talking to a new acquaintance, or a friend of your parents, or whoever. And then, you get the dreaded question.

"So what are you studying in school?"

Cue the instant regret of picking Psychology as your major, solely for the fact that you are 99.9% likely to receive one of the slightly comical, slightly cliche, slightly annoying phrases listed below. Don't worry though, I've included some responses for you to use next time this comes up in conversation. Because it will.

Quick side note, these are all real-life remarks that I've gotten when I told people I was a psych major.

Here we go.

1. So are you, like, analyzing me right now?

Well, I wasn't. But yeah. Now I am.

2. Ugh so jealous! You picked the easy major.

"Lol" is all I have to say to this one. I'm gonna go write my 15-page paper on cognitive impairment. You have fun with your five college algebra problems, though!

3. So can you tell me what you think is wrong with me? *Shares entire life story*

Don't get me wrong; I love listening and helping people get through hard times. But we can save the story about how one time that one friend said that one slightly rude comment to you for later.

4. Well, s**t, I have to be careful what I say around you.

Relax, pal. I couldn't diagnose and/or institutionalize you even if I wanted to.

5. OMG! I have the perfect first client for you! *Proceeds to vent about ex-boyfriend or girlfriend*

Possible good response: simply nod your head the entire time, while actually secretly thinking about the Ben and Jerry's carton you're going to go home and demolish after this conversation ends.

6. So you must kind of be like, secretly insane or something to be into Psychology.

Option one: try and hide that you're offended. Option two: just go with it, throw a full-blown tantrum, and scare off this individual, thereby ending this painful conversation.

7. Oh. So you want to be a shrink?

First off, please. Stop. Calling. Therapists. Shrinks. Second, that's not a psych major's one and only job option.

8. You know you have to go to grad school if you ever want a job in Psychology.

Not completely true, for the record. But I am fully aware that I may have to spend up to seven more years of my life in school. Thanks for the friendly reminder.

9. So you... want to work with like... psychopaths?

Let's get serious and completely not-sarcastic for a second. First off, I take personal offense to this one. Having a mental illness does not classify you as a psycho, or not normal, or not deserving of being treated just like anyone else on the planet. Please stop using a handful of umbrella terms to label millions of wonderful individuals. It's not cool and not appreciated.

10. So can you, like, read my mind?

It actually might be fun to say yes to this one. Try it out and see what happens. Get back to me.

11. You must be a really emotional person to want to work in Psychology.

Psychology is more than about feeling happy, or sad, or angry. Psychology is about understanding the most complex thing to ever happen to us: our brain. How it works the way it does, why it works the way it does, and how we can better understand and communicate with this incredibly mysterious, incredibly vast organ in our tiny little skull. That's what psychology is.

So keep your head up, psychology majors, and don't let anyone discourage you about choosing, what is in my opinion, the coolest career field out there. The world needs more people like us.

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