Top Ten Ways “The Office” Is Better Than Your Office March 22, 2010 10. At your office, “walking on hot coals” is not a fun team-building motivational exercise, nor is it an acceptable excuse for leaving your desk early when the building is on fire. 9. On “The Office,” the food served at office parties has the vending machine wrappers removed. 8. At your office, the temps make more than you do even before they get promoted to your boss’ job. 7. On “The Office,” putting a co-worker’s phone in a block of Jell-o does not end in crying, bloodshed or a rush to the hospital with a secretary suffering from a lime allergy. 6. The inflatable doll belonging to the warehouse guys in your office does not have lunchroom privileges. 5. On “The Office,” doing crossword puzzles during meetings is a sign of rebellion, not a feeble attempt to hide the fact that you’re the only person without a Blackberry to text your friends. 4. In your office, being the only sane person is grounds for termination. 3. On “The Office,” looking over someone’s shoulder at their computer screen never ends with the words, “Can someone help me find my eyeball?” 2. At your office, the only time you get invited to a party at a senior executive’s house is when he can’t get an ice sculpture. 1. On “The Office,” office inter-employee romances are not only allowed, they’re encouraged, debated and occasionally wagered on.