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14 Times Jim Halpert Did The Bare Minimum

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So lately, bare minimum Twitter has been setting the inter-webs ablaze.

He carried my luggage up the stairs cause there were no elevators. #BareMinimumTwitter

And as a fan this meme, I couldn't shake one specific fictional character from my head whenever I saw Demi Lovato in a wedding gown.

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With that, everyone, may I present to you my dissertation on why Mr. Jim Halpert is the face of bare minimum Twitter:

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1. His Halloween costumes.

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Hmm... A hole-punched paper? A guy named Dave? "Book"? Jim's lack of Halloween spirit and overall participation is what's actually scary.

2. When he and Dwight threw Kelly a last-minute "birthday party."

While the use of paper was resourceful given their line of work, these ~minimalist~ decorations really were solely put together by Dwight. Jim did nothing and just insulted Dwight's neutral color scheme, even though he also forgot Kelly's birthday.
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While the use of paper was resourceful given their line of work, these ~minimalist~ decorations really were solely put together by Dwight. Jim did nothing and just insulted Dwight's neutral color scheme, even though he also forgot Kelly's birthday.

3. His hair.

JIM HALPERT IS A GROWN MAN. HE HAS THE SAME HAIRCUT AS MY MIDDLE SCHOOL CRUSH.
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JIM HALPERT IS A GROWN MAN. HE HAS THE SAME HAIRCUT AS MY MIDDLE SCHOOL CRUSH.

4. When he shared his earbuds with Pam.

Okay, I know I'm gonna get some hate for this one, but honestly, sharing earbuds isn't that grandiose of a gesture. In fact, it's kind of gross.
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Okay, I know I'm gonna get some hate for this one, but honestly, sharing earbuds isn't that grandiose of a gesture. In fact, it's kind of gross.

5. When he tried to leave Michael's dinner party early.

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And Pam CALLED 👏 HIM 👏 OUT.👏

6. ...And when he left any and all other parties early.

Show up. Stay for a little. Dip. Nothing lost, nothing gained. Right, Jim?
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Show up. Stay for a little. Dip. Nothing lost, nothing gained. Right, Jim?

7. When he was a terrible employee and still managed to get promoted...?

All Jim ever did at Dunder Mifflin was bitch, flirt with Pam, and play pranks on Dwight, and yet somehow, he still got promoted. The fuq...?!
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All Jim ever did at Dunder Mifflin was bitch, flirt with Pam, and play pranks on Dwight, and yet somehow, he still got promoted. The fuq...?!

8. When he talked to Pam on the phone while she was away taking her graphic design course.

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He answered her call, let her talk about her day and her classmates, and then proceeded to not listen to anything she said. What effort!!!

9. When he didn't help Michael out of the koi pond!!!

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Jim just didn't possess the energy — or general human decency — to help him out.

10. When he lived with Darryl.

We all found out Jim was an absolute slob, and even worse, he's an inconsiderate roommate. Jim Halpert is officially cancelled!!!
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We all found out Jim was an absolute slob, and even worse, he's an inconsiderate roommate. Jim Halpert is officially cancelled!!!

11. When he had Cece christened in an Arcade Fire T-shirt.

Because the ding dong forgot to get her a backup dress after a minor incident.
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Because the ding dong forgot to get her a backup dress after a minor incident.

12. When he only got enough food for family and close friends at the christening.

When the whole church showed up, they had to ration out that fruit punch. *Whispers "Bare minimum."*
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When the whole church showed up, they had to ration out that fruit punch. *Whispers "Bare minimum."*

13. When he didn't know the words to Alanis Morrissette's iconic song "You Oughta Know."

Jim sang, "I'm here to remind you of the mess you made when you went away." The lyric is actually "...the mess you left when you went away." Not knowing "You Oughta Know"? Bare minimum.
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Jim sang, "I'm here to remind you of the mess you made when you went away." The lyric is actually "...the mess you left when you went away." Not knowing "You Oughta Know"? Bare minimum.

14. And finally, when he wrote out his famous "priorities paper."

EVERYONE LOVES THIS BUT IT'S NOT EVEN THAT CUTE...??? HE COULD'VE MADE A GRAPH OR A PIE CHART, BUT NOOOOOOOOO. Sorry Pam, but it's not pretty killer. It's the BARE. 👏 MIN- 👏 I- 👏 MUM. 👏
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EVERYONE LOVES THIS BUT IT'S NOT EVEN THAT CUTE...??? HE COULD'VE MADE A GRAPH OR A PIE CHART, BUT NOOOOOOOOO. Sorry Pam, but it's not pretty killer. It's the BARE. 👏 MIN- 👏 I- 👏 MUM. 👏

Come on, Jim.

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And (prior) Jim stans:

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What other bare minimum Jim moments did I forget? Pls feel free to drag him in the comments!

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