Dwight Schrute Appreciation

The office is one of those shows where nothing really out of the ordinary happens but it’s still very addicting. Admittedly, the premise sounds excruciatingly boring, it’s about people working in an office that sells paper. And somehow, it is still so entertaining.  Truthfully, the first two episodes were hard to get through but after the first three episodes , I couldn’t stop watching it, talking about it and quoting it. After some time, The Office engulfed my life, and it became my choice of lifestyle. But, what’s even more amazing than how the writers pulled off the minimalist premise, is how the show makes you care about all the characters, they are incredibly ordinary but still completely unique from one another. Especially, like a wise friend once said that the end where the characters get to say a final goodbye, you get to learn how to love all of them. The show introduces characters that are deep and complex but, no character can compare to Dwight Schrute.


First of all, it’s fair to say at least a quarter of the funniest moments from the Office comes from Dwight. Let’s not forget when he fell in love with Katy, also a salesman but one that sells handbags. Dwight, seeing her and realizing she is the most perfect woman, buys a handbag from her. Only before stepping in and out of it to test it for its sturdiness.  Also, the iconic moment when he goes back to the mall à la pretty woman to teach the employees a thing about not letting him shop there. Wherever Dwight Schute is, it’s bound to be hilarious and entertaining. Also,he is one of a kind, no other character is like him, he runs a beet farm, loves his boss and his job, loves anything to do with survival and he tries to teach his co-workers about it . For example, “there are 3 things you never turn your back on—bears, men you have wronged, and a dominant male turkey during mating season”. On top of that, the most quotable character in TV history, is Dwight Schrute. Some examples of his quotes and when to use them are:

When debating what to do:“Before I do anything I ask myself, ‘Would an idiot do that?’ and if the answer is yes, I do not do that thing.”

When your friend says something dumb but you still want to hear them out:“I don’t believe you, continue.”

When your mom asks for your full attention:“You couldn’t handle my undivided attention.”

When thinking about describing yourself on a dating website:“How would I describe myself? Three words: hard working, alpha male, jackhammer, merciless, insatiable.”

Last of all, Dwight is one of those characters who knows what he wants, verbalizes it and actually works at it. Throughout the show, Dwight is overlooked on getting a promotion but he still doesn’t give up, he just tries harder. Like when he pretended to be Jacques Souvenir, a  french burn victim in order to get a job interview.  Not to mention, the woman he loves rejects him repeatedly but he still doesn’t give up hope.  Fortunately, we can  all look at Dwight in our hours of despair and remember to never give up especially if we remember the acronym:

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