Oscar’s accounting revealed that the office was running a sizable surplus. Once the term “surplus“ was explained to Michael “like he was a five year old,“ Michael was overjoyed with the news, and he asked the staff what they would like to spend the discretionary income on. It was soon evident however, that the money was not merely superfluous funds, rather the money could be put to good use to replace the worn out chairs, or buy a new copier. This goes to show that Michael was completely unaware of the problems with the fixtures and furnishings at the office. Furthermore, since they are running a paper company, they should be expected to have a functional copier.
Michael at one point decided that he would forego replacing the worn out items, and instead he decides to opt for the bonus given to managers for returning a surplus equivalent to 15% of the surplus. After discovering this, the office staff was upset, so he told them they had to agree among themselves whether they wanted the copier or the chairs. They voted for the new chairs, but it was still quite evident that a new copier was also needed. So, far from having a surplus, they actually needed extra money to cover the office expenses.
Meanwhile, at Dwight’s farm, he gave Andy and Angela a tour of the premises, in preparation for their upcoming wedding. In a practice ceremony, Dwight stood in for Andy and married Angela. Even though Angela still loves Dwight, she was outraged by his trickery, and therefore, she publicly demonstrated her love for Andy when they all returned to the office.
Funny moment of the week:
As Andy walked around Dwight’s farm with Angela, and he repeatedly stepped in animal excrement in the most unlikely places, such as the kitchen.