Last night, before the power went off and Boy and I were left in the dark for almost 9 hours, we watched the first new 2009 episode of The Office.
When we last left the intrepid gang at Dunder Mifflin, Dwight and Angela were having sex again and everyone knew. Well, everyone except her dorky fiance Andy.
Now, I’ve never particularly loved Andy and have often thought of him as kind of a presumptuous self-absorbed rage-a-holic, but this storyline kind of changed that for me a bit. Because no matter how clueless someone is, being cheated on sucks. And it sucks even harder when everyone else knows.
The episode really made me think about the relationships and their different angles. Was it fair for Dwight to shoulder that much of Andy’s rage when both he and Angela did the cheating? Did Dwight really have the right to initiate a brawl with Andy when he was knowingly in the cheating party? Or was Dwight also wronged because Angela was also double crossing him by sleeping with Andy? Plus, what about the people in the office who knew? In keeping a secret like that, were they enabling the affair?
Because there were many things going on here, it was hard to definitively say who was wronged and who wasn’t, but it certainly was good food for thought.
If you watch the show, who do you think was in the wrong? Did certain people have more responsibility than others? If this were going on at your workplace with someone you knew* what would you do? Why?
*Sadly, I have worked in a place where this kind of thing did apparently happen and it was really messy and sad. 😦