Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Saunders Week: Day Two
You guys are rocking it with your comments and I am so psyched! So what I would like to do is ask that you continue to comment on whichever questions you feel like, the new ones or ones from the previous days. And my question for today is: Does any of this over-the-top stuff bear any resemblance to your own lives? If so, how? Because although I haven’t been part of a conventional workplace for a very long time, from what I remember, the way he portrays the workplace is not all that far off. Power struggles, people just trying to get by, stupid office-speak, etc. And for me, even when he veers off into the completely unreal, there are instances where I feel alarmingly close in spirit to these people. Both in In Persuasion Nation and CommComm, over the top as they are, I feel like, yep, I’ve thought like that before. Which maybe, yes, explains years of therapy and what have you on my part, but nevertheless there it is.