There are moments in our lives that we're meant to remember with fondness; cherish with longing. As my workload quadruples in my current office, I'm reminded of a simpler time of beanbag chairs in the dorm room. No, no. Not college. My old job; job that lovingly provided office space to three producers in one tiny room formerly used as the prop closet. (Notice the word "closet.")
Obviously windowless, this room had the fascinating ability to bounce one remote control's signal off a wall and control three TVs at once. Screening programs for work became problematic since fast-forwarding your show inevitably fast-forwarded that of your co-worker. This was, in turn, loads of fun and entirely annoying.
But at five o'clock every evening it was all fun. The remote was used to full effect by turning all three televisions to PAX. Even crappy PAX had some good shows back in the day and at 5pm the best of the best aired. Yes, Scarecrow and Mrs. King! We watched Lee and Amanda argue, fall in love, travel to Europe for sweeps, get married, jump the shark and do it all over again - all cooped up in our "dorm-room" with beanbag chairs and popcorn.
Ah, office life. How I long for the good ole days outside of my cubicle and in the dorm-room.Pusher's The Geek Files airs every Monday on TVGeekSpeak.com