I had a sort of surreal experience earlier tonight.

Earlier this year much of the office at Falstaff became interested in The Office at Dunder-Mifflin. I ended up listening to and watching the entire series while I was at work (the job, for all its faults, was not mutually exclusive with a TV running in the background!).

Tonight was the season premier on NBC and I decided that I really wanted to watch it live. So I did.

Watching television has never been so strange. I am so used to being able to rewind I had to sit there and think for a minute about how I was going to be able to do that before realizing that I couldn’t. When it was over, I couldn’t rewind to my favorite scenes. Worst of all, awkward humor wears thin on me very quickly so I have to take well-timed breaks to alleviate the awkwardness in my mind. Except that I had to take the breaks when there was a commercial break.

These things, which I lived with on a daily basis up until a couple years ago, all seemed so odd and foreign to me.

Unfortunately, the VCR doesn’t pick up TV stations very well so I am going to have to get used to it.

Category: Theater

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