Wednesday, September 8, 2010

It's Been A Rough Day at the Office

Dwight Schrute: Dammit, he put my stapler in jello again!
[Points to Michael]
Dwight Schrute: You can be a witness to this.
Jim Halpert: [eating jello] How do you know it was me?

Poor Dwight. He's had a rough day at the office: trying to get his stapler out of Jell-O, getting his supplies out of the vending machine when his wallet is in there too, or even spraying pepper spray on the Warehouse guys when they get out of line. It's enough to drive a guy crazy.

After seeing other people crafting their own little Dwights on Craftster, I figured it was finally my turn. I don't really know how long I worked on him, as it was off and on for a few weeks. This is actually my third go at a decent looking figure, albeit legless. I would have been done with him sooner, but my cat swiped the second version in the middle of the night. When I finally found Dwight the next morning, he was covered in cat hair, laying under my dining room table, sobbing. (Which is an amazing feat, considering he didn't have eyes yet.) The indignation of being dealt with in such a manner by Dixie was just too much for him. Like Dwight #1, I put #2 out of his misery and started again, this time, leaving him in a more secure location away from my monster feline.

I love Rainn Wilson's portrayal of Dwight. He's a suck ass geek who thinks his only friends are Michael and Moes. But every once in a while, we're treated with a sneak peek at the kind of person Dwight really is. He used to be wildly in love with Angela. He gave a back massage to Phyllis when she threw her back out and talked her out of her fears that her husband, Bob (Bob Vance of Vance Refrigeration) was cheating on her. He even helped Pam with an MP3 player one time. Okay, he had a concussion at the time, but he was still nice to her. I think anyone that's ever worked in an office has known a Dwight. I did. In fact, we used to call this one guy Dwight behind his back. Guys like Dwight really do exist.

Dwight will most likely go to work with me this week. I still need to print out his name badge (Dwight Fart Schrute, Assistant to the Regional Manager, Scranton Branch) and the "Wanted" poster below.

By the way, if you're wondering, if you call the number on the poster, it is real. It's to WB Jones Heating and Air Conditioning, which is apparently the business next to Dundler Mifflin in the business park. I didn't listen to the whole outgoing message.

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