Top 10 Reasons Why Michael Scott Is A College Student
Start writing a post

Top 10 Reasons Why Michael Scott Is A College Student

We all feel better knowing that Michael G. Scott is on our side.

Top 10 Reasons Why Michael Scott Is A College Student

If you have ever seen “The Office”, you know that Michael Scott is basically a kid. Like an awesome kid, but still a kid, like he never got past that phase. Because he never went to college, I feel that he never got to get his inner college kid out. So here is the Top 10 Reasons that my boy Michael G Scott, is a 40-year-old college student at heart.


This quote is from the episode when he was trying to get clients back with gift baskets and he completely lost it when they ate the chocolate turtles at the ungrateful lawyer firm. Let’s face it, when it’s been a long day and you back to your dorm room wanting your leftover chipotle and someone ate it, you would act the same way he did.

9. “I don’t wanna work! I just wanna bang on this mug all day”.

Let’s face it, Michael literally did no work at all unless he was put under a serious amount of pressure and I feel that I personally identify with that. Seriously half of us won't start a paper until it's 11 and the paper is due at 12. Also, I have said this to my roommate so many times it’s ridiculous.

8. “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”.

Michael is like one of those kids in your class that tries to say that it’s okay to use Wikipedia as a source because they genuinely believe that it is all completely accurate. I mean, maybe it is, but it’s like one of those kids that literally never knows what the hell they’re talking about.

7. “You know what? No. No.”

Michael still has the same mindset that all college kids do when a professor hands you the syllabus and you immediately want to start crying. Or when someone yells at you to go to the gym and you just really aren't feeling it.


Michael is still just as broke as the rest of us and is fully aware of the fact. Honestly, a part of me just wants to walk into the financial aid office, scream this, and then walk out.

5. “I hate looking at your face. I wanna smash it.”

As college students, we have all felt this about someone on campus, whether it being a crappy professor or the complete butthead that ran into you and didn’t say sorry. Or for me it is this random kid that took the muffin I wanted in the Caf in the beginning of the year. I see him everywhere and I still hold a grudge.

It was my muffin, but whatever.

4. “I am running away from my responsibilities. And it feels good”

Just like college kids, Michael feels like running away from his responsibilities just as much as we do. I mean he's way older than us and he feels the same way that we do, so I'm assuming the feeling never changes.

3. “I’m an early bird and a night owl. So I’m wise and I have worms”

Michael is like any college student that convinces themselves that while they do have an 8 am, they can still stay up till 3 in the morning and be fine. Except we aren’t fine and we are running purely on coffee and grumpiness. It also shows the messed up things that come out of our mouths when we are running on no sleep.

2. “It’s Britney, bitch”

Michael is totally like a college kid when he puts on some jams to rock out to by yourself when you’re on your way to a crappy thing you don’t want to do. I know that “Wannabe” by The Spice Girls is my go-to throwback song when I don’t feel like running. I dance and mouth the words, people totally stare but Michael Scott wouldn’t care that people are staring at him, so neither do I.

1. "You have no idea how high I can fly".

And my personal favorite when Michael tells off David Wallace when he undermines him about how he is as a boss and Michael tells him off in the funniest way possible. Which shows even more how he's a college student because we all have to deal with haters telling us we won't make it and that we aren't smart enough. But we don't listen to them because they don't even know how high we're going to fly. (lol, see what I did there?)

So remember ladies and gents, even when college seems to not be going our way, at least we have Michael Scott on our side.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

If there's one thing I'm absolutely terrible at, it's giving myself grace. I'm easily my own worst critic in almost everything that I do. I'm a raging perfectionist, and I have unrealistic expectations for myself at times. I can remember simple errors I made years ago, and I still hold on to them. The biggest thing I'm trying to work on is giving myself grace. I've realized that when I don't give myself grace, I miss out on being human. Even more so, I've realized that in order to give grace to others, I need to learn how to give grace to myself, too. So often, we let perfection dominate our lives without even realizing it. I've decided to change that in my own life, and I hope you'll consider doing that, too. Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we're becoming. As you read through these five affirmations and ways to give yourself grace, I hope you'll take them in. Read them. Write them down. Think about them. Most of all, I hope you'll use them to encourage yourself and realize that you are never alone and you always have the power to change your story.

Keep Reading... Show less

Breaking Down The Beginning, Middle, And End of Netflix's Newest 'To All The Boys' Movie

Noah Centineo and Lana Condor are back with the third and final installment of the "To All The Boys I've Loved Before" series


Were all teenagers and twenty-somethings bingeing the latest "To All The Boys: Always and Forever" last night with all of their friends on their basement TV? Nope? Just me? Oh, how I doubt that.

I have been excited for this movie ever since I saw the NYC skyline in the trailer that was released earlier this year. I'm a sucker for any movie or TV show that takes place in the Big Apple.

Keep Reading... Show less

4 Ways To Own Your Story, Because Every Bit Of It Is Worth Celebrating

I hope that you don't let your current chapter stop you from pursuing the rest of your story.

Photo by Manny Moreno on Unsplash

Every single one of us has a story.

I don't say that to be cliché. I don't say that to give you a false sense of encouragement. I say that to be honest. I say that to be real.

Keep Reading... Show less
Politics and Activism

How Young Feminists Can Understand And Subvert The Internalized Male Gaze

Women's self-commodification, applied through oppression and permission, is an elusive yet sexist characteristic of a laissez-faire society, where women solely exist to be consumed. (P.S. justice for Megan Fox)

Paramount Pictures

Within various theories of social science and visual media, academics present the male gaze as a nebulous idea during their headache-inducing meta-discussions. However, the internalized male gaze is a reality, which is present to most people who identify as women. As we mature, we experience realizations of the perpetual male gaze.

Keep Reading... Show less

It's Important To Remind Yourself To Be Open-Minded And Embrace All Life Has To Offer

Why should you be open-minded when it is so easy to be close-minded?


Open-mindedness. It is something we all need a reminder of some days. Whether it's in regards to politics, religion, everyday life, or rarities in life, it is crucial to be open-minded. I want to encourage everyone to look at something with an unbiased and unfazed point of view. I oftentimes struggle with this myself.

Keep Reading... Show less

14 Last Minute Valentine's Day Gifts Your S.O. Will Love

If they love you, they're not going to care if you didn't get them some expensive diamond necklace or Rolex watch; they just want you.


Let me preface this by saying I am not a bad girlfriend.

I am simply a forgetful one.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

10 Helpful Tips For College Students Taking Online Courses This Semester

Here are several ways to easily pass an online course.

Photo by Vlada Karpovich on Pexels

With spring semester starting, many college students are looking to take courses for the semester. With the pandemic still ongoing, many students are likely looking for the option to take online courses.

Online courses at one time may have seemed like a last minute option for many students, but with the pandemic, they have become more necessary. Online courses can be very different from taking an on-campus course. You may be wondering what the best way to successfully complete an online course is. So, here are 10 helpful tips for any student who is planning on taking online courses this semester!

Keep Reading... Show less

Take A Look At The Extravagant Lane Woods Jewelry Collection For Valentine's Gift Ideas

So if you are currently looking to purchase jewelry for yourself or as a romantic gift for your S.O., you should definitely look at the marvelous and ornately designed Lane Woods Jewelry collection


Just like diamonds are a girl's best friend, so are pearls, rubies, gold, emeralds, and any type of luxurious jewelry you can get your hands on! A woman is incomplete without a piece of jewelry on her and it is a gorgeous accessory required for all occasions. So if you are currently looking to purchase jewelry for yourself or as a romantic gift for your S.O., you should definitely look at the marvelous and ornately designed Lane Woods Jewelry collection.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments