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Brooke blogs “The Office”: How is your coalition for reason?

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With the wedding over, and Jim and Pam off honeymooning in Puerto Rico, the action on “The Office” has returned.  Although they are only down two employees, the gang is lacking a significant percentage of its brain power, and that deficit causes problems when an Italian American insurance salesman comes knocking on Michael’s door.

Andy and Dwight let their imaginations run away with ridiculous stereotypes and quickly conclude that the salesman is in fact a mobster trying to shake down Michael.

“His southern Italian heritage raises some flags,” Dwight says almost immediately.

In an attempt to bring some sanity to the situation, Oscar chimes in to say “for the record not all Italian Americans are in the mafia,” then runs off to call honeymooning Jim for help.

“Pam and Jim are on their honeymoon, so there’s not the usual balance between sane and others,” Oscar says in an interview. “It’s a very dangerous time. The coalition for reason is extremely weak.”

I’m going to assume that no one in your office is thinking about purchasing unnecessary insurance  because they are afraid of the salesman, but I bet you work with someone who is thinking about doing something that just doesn’t make sense.

Sure, we all have bad and good ideas, but in every workplace, there’s at least one person who seems to be constantly going astray with nutty plans. The question is how do you deal with that? It helps if you have a strong “coalition for reason.”

So what is your office’s sanity ratio? How is your coalition for reason holding up? Tell us about it here.

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