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23 Times "The Office" Failed To Prepare You For Working In A Real Office

"Jim Halpert said there was an abandoned infant in the women's room. When I went to save the child, I saw Meredith on the can."

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1. In most normal offices, the boss does not spank his teenage nephew over a table.

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2. And you don't have a co-worker who is probably a murderer.

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3. No real office has such a strong commitment to pranks.

4. Especially pranks that occur on a daily basis.

5. And that continue even after the prankster has transferred offices.

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6. Real offices sadly do not have parties for every occasion.

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7. Your boss does not normally burn his foot on a George Foreman grill.

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8. He also probably doesn't dress up as characters to teach you life lessons.

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9. Or write, direct, and star in a feature film about a secret agent version of himself – and get all his employees to be in it.

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10. But they probably do understand how money works.

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11. No one turns up to work in a tux.

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12. Dunder Mifflin Scranton is the only office that has a Dwight Schrute.

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13. And his diabolical plans.

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14. Most offices do not actively encourage racial stereotyping.

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15. Or such unique sales techniques.

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16. You've probably never been called into the conference room to look at a picture of some herpes.

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17. You are used to signing a very different type of contract.

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18. And use more conventional interview techniques.

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19. Getting the lift is supposed to be a pretty mundane experience.

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20. And nudity is a pretty serious offence.

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21. Most offices, though, do not have a boss who will support their employees outside of work as well as in.

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22. Or a boss that will go on to be the best man at your wedding.

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23. But most importantly...

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More than anything else...

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You probably won't find your soul mate sitting just one desk away.

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