After working in my cubbie, working withe people who resemble the characters in that film…
I was laughing so hard I couldn’t breathe.
I have seen this movie a bunch.
but after working in that environment for bit, the movie took on a whole new meaning for me.
Take this for example:
Peter Gibbons: I don’t like my job and I don’t think I’ll go anymore.
Joanna: You’re just not gonna go?
Peter Gibbons: Yeah.
Joanna: Won’t you get fired?
Peter Gibbons: I don’t know. But I really don’t like it and, uh, I’m not gonna go.
Joanna: So you’re gonna quit?
Peter Gibbons: Uh-uh. Not really. I’m just gonna stop going.
Joanna: When did you decide all that?
Peter Gibbons: About an hour ago.
Joanna: So you’re going to get another job?
Peter Gibbons: I don’t think I’ll like another job.
Joanna: Well what are you going to do about money? Bills?
Peter Gibbons: You know I never really liked paying bills, I don’t think I’m going to do that either.
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I was telling a new friend of mine about being broke and not paying insurance and stuff cuz I didn’t have a job anymore (since not going to my cubbie job anymore).
He told me he had a very good friend who is a “freegan” who has not made or spent a dollar in years. He just lives off labor and kindness of others and barter I guess…
I kinda like that idea.
Not sure how you would go about starting to live a life like that, but my ears are perked and I am definitely interested in picking a “freegan’s” brain about their lifestyle, etc.
I mean, the movie Office Space doesn’t end with the lead dude becoming a freegan or anything…he just frees himself from the shackles of the hell he called his life for years (I assume due to fear and the want of continued “comfortable living”).
But for me, I relate to his feelings. The frustration, the depression, the self-loathing parts when you are doing something that you know you don’t agree with or believe in or just plain ol’ don’t want to fucking do because it makes you miserable…
I relate to her thoughts too though, when she says:
“Well what are you going to do about money? Bills?”
I guess, after re-watching that film a few times and hearing about the freegan guy…
I have come to the conclusion that there has got to be a workable middle ground somewhere out there…and If I am willing to roll up my proverbial (and physical) sleeves and work for it…well, I am sure I can figure something out.
Peace, Love and Peter Gibbons’ quest for Nirvana.