We're gonna ditch this bitch. You in?

The Office – Job Fair
With Andy and Kevin in tow, Jim hits the golf course in order to score his biggest client yet. Elsewhere, Michael mans a booth at the local job fair in his quest to find a bright summer intern.

Basically, nothing happened here. Michael attends a high school job fair, taking Darryl, Oscar, and Pam to up the hipness quotient. Unfortunately, he has no presentation ready, so the students are not interested in the Dunder Mifflin booth. Except one, but Michael insults him because he’s not cool enough. Meanwhile Jim, Andy, and Kevin go golfing with a potential client who could become Jim’s biggest account. Jim is a bit lackluster until he realizes how much is on the line, so he steps up and finally signs the account. In the end, Pam returns to the job fair to ask about a graphic design job. She is under qualified, and the employer suggests that she go to school in Philadelphia or New York.

So. I know I’m in the minority of viewers who don’t want Pam and Jim to get engaged, and this bit at the end gave me hope. Perhaps Pam will realize that she’s not quite ready to settle down. There are obviously things she wants to accomplish, but at the same time she’s kind of lazy. Same with Jim. He doesn’t particularly like working at Dunder Mifflin, but he keeps at it. I understood that more when he wasn’t with Pam – working there was the only way to stay close to her. But now? He could easily leave. This is precisely why I have always thought they shouldn’t get together until the very end. And since it’s obvious that neither of them will be leaving the show, their storyline is going nowhere. These are two young, smart, charimstic people who dislike their jobs and are drifting through life aimlessly even though they have grander ambitions. I know that’s kind of the point of The Office as a whole – the mundane nature of everyday life – but for Jim and Pam, it’s just not working for me anymore.

1 comment:

Brandon said...

FYI - I don't want Pam and Jim to get engaged either.