Thursday, October 27, 2011

Waiting and Boxes

My husband and I have turned in our application to rent a cute little apartment not far from here. It's the first floor of a duplex (is it still called that when it's top and bottom instead of side by side?) built in 1930. Victorian glass doorknobs, wood floors, different from what I've always known, and so adorable! If you've ever seen the movie Office Space, the apartment the main character, Peter, lives in is exactly what most apartments in the Dallas metroplex are like. Bland, boring boxes built in the 1980s and 90s with no character, cheap wall-to-wall carpeting, all packed together like Lego bricks. Green metal front doors and green metal railings, all exactly alike.

It occurred to me a little while ago that Peter's apartment is exactly like his job. Bland, boring, sitting in featureless boxes, all stacked together like Lego bricks. All exactly alike. And the corporation treats its employees like that too. Cheap, interchangeable, disposable. I'm not even sure where I'm going with this thought, but the association got my attention and made me wonder if it was intentional on the part of the writers/director.

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