Uncle Bardie’s Movie of the Week: They Keep Moving My Stapler

Once a week on Monday, Uncle Bardie shares a movie with his Readers he gives a big two thumbs up. It will simply be a short excerpt or a trailer. Uncle Bardie might even throw in a reflection on the movie. If so, it will make an appearance below the video. So pop some popcorn and give yourself a treat. This week’s movie is

We’ve all had one of those jobs. Let’s just say we’ve all had those jobs. There’s a word for it. Cubicle and the paranoia it brings out in us is cubiclestic. It is so universal Scott Adams created a cartoon around it. Dilbert.

To celebrate this kind of job, Mike Judge has created a very special movie, “Office Space” (1999). He could have called it “Take this job and shove it”, but he didn’t. That title had already been taken. “Office Space” is to Labor Day what “The Christmas Story” is to the Holiday Season. It’s that Chinese Restaurant we go to for Christmas Dinner when the neighbor’s mutts have destroyed our Christmas dinner.

Once you see “Office Space”, you will understand the laws of the cubicle-verse. Such as, you will now know what happened to your stapler. Or will you? Thing is that I don’t know where the basement is. My gps can’t find it. And if it did, I remember what happens in the basement. It’s not pretty. That is why we keep saying, “Don’t go down in the basement.”

It isn’t the flair I wear; it’s how much flair I wear. Thirty-seven pieces is the preferred amount. Today. Who knows how many it will be next week. Fifty? Sixty? Seventy? Pretty soon I won’t be able to move with all that flair.

I’m in the slow lane. I switch lanes. The new lane is slower than the one I switched from.

So see “Office Space” when you get a case of the Monders because you were backed up in traffic on the way to work. Don’t forget your boss can always move your stapler. Remember “Good things can happen in this world.” Especially when Mike Judge is on the job.

By the way, don’t forget to read the memo. A Cover Sheet must go on your TPS Report.

What is the worst job you have ever had?

8 thoughts on “Uncle Bardie’s Movie of the Week: They Keep Moving My Stapler

  1. You’re right. This movie is a classic. My worst job? Two I had while working my way through college: 1) managing a cherry orchard harvest done by crews of teenagers who were always sneaking off into the tall grass to make out and down-on-their- luck adults who thought nothing of filling their baskets with mud clods topped by a layer of cherries 2) a substitute ward worker at a state training school where I was too often assigned to the ward for adult men with the minds of children and had to change diapers on some. Enough said.

  2. Wow, finally a movie I’ve seen. Who doesn’t relate to this one! I think the worst job I’ve ever had was as a flower merchandiser in Costco. A lot of hard labor and I had no idea what I was doing. Also, you wouldn’t believe how picky people got over their flowers.

  3. Never saw, or even heard of this movie. But it looks so good. Thanks for the info. I must have been doing the Marissa thing. You know, raising kids! Now ask me about Frozen and I’ve got it covered. Can’t wait to see it. Thanks Uncle.

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