Complaints Against Jim (6)

Published: 7.07.2019
Level 4   |   Time: 3:39
Accent: American
The Office

Dwight can't handle Jim any longer.


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  2. WATCH the video.
  3. ANSWER the questions.
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triangle Vocabulary

  • submission [n] - giving someone else more power than you
  • signal [n] - sign, represents something
  • primates [n] - apes: monkeys, gorrillas, chimps
  • begging [v] - asking for something desperately
  • came out [v] - finished, was produced
  • humongous [adj] - huge
  • security threat [n] - someone who might be dangerous
  • fart [v] - to release gas from your stomach
  • complaint [n] - a negative thought/feeling/expression
  • permanent file [n] - collection that is never thrown away
  • malfeasance [n] - wrongdoing
  • stand [v] - continue
  • bluffing [v] - faking
  • served [v] - worked for
  • loyally [adv] - always on your side
  • good word [n] - reccomendation
  • transfer [v] - change to another location
  • cage match [n] - [image]
  • suspect [v] - think it is
  • convince [v] - make someone believe
  • commit [v] - do a crime
  • murder [n] - act of killing someone
  • abandoned [adj] - left alone
  • can [n] - toilet
  • nickel [n] - [image]
  • handset [n] - [image]
  • diapers [n] - [image]

[n] - noun,  [v] - verb, [phv] - phrasal verb,  [adj] - adjective,  [exp] - expression

triangle Background

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Michael Jim Dwight
  • Dwight and Jim work in an office together.
  • Jim often plays jokes on Dwight.
  • Dwight finally loses patience with Jim's jokes.

triangle Questions

  1. Dwight is confused by Jim's offer to take their ID photo together.

  2. Dwight does not smile because he's angry at Jim.

  3. Dwight does not smile because he does not want to look weak.

  4. Dwight thinks people who smile are too friendly.

  5. Jim misspelled Dwight's middle name.

  6. Dwight does not know about the box.

  7. Dwight is upset because all of his complaints have not been submitted to the company.

  8. Dwight has decided to quit the company so he doesn't have to work with Jim.

  9. Dwight wants Michael to fire Jim.

  10. Michael thinks Jim's jokes are funny.

  11. Dwight wants Jim to be transferred to a different branch.

triangle Script

Jim: Hey you know what Dwight?  Maybe we should get our photo ID taken together.

Dwight: That doesn't make any sense.

Jim: Well it saves time.  You know. Cuz we could just meet in the parking lot every morning.  Walk in together. Perfect. 

Photographer: Smile.

Dwight: No. I never smile if I can help it. Showing one's teeth is a submission signal in primates. When someone smiles at me, all I see is a chimpanzee begging for its life.

Jim: This came out really well. There you go.

Dwight: This is humongous; I am not a security threat, and my middle name is Kurt not Fart.

Jim: What did I write? 

Dwight: I have another complaint for Jim's permanent file.

Toby: Talk to Michael - I gave him the Box.

Dwight: What box?

Michael: Okay

Dwight: God God God God no no no. 4 years of malfeasance unreported - this cannot stand.

Michael: Okay calm down.

Dwight: No you calm down. Whose side is Toby on? Who side are you on? Him or me - I cannot work with Jim anymore either he goes or I go.

Michael: Dwight.

Dwight: You choose!

Michael: Stop

Dwight: One of us is out of here by the end of today!

Michael: Okay

Dwight: I am not bluffing.

Michael: Okay

Dwight: Okay?

Michael: Yes

Dwight: Do the right thing here Michael okay I have served you loyally for years I deserve this you know I do

Michael: You know your ID says you're a security threat?

Dwight: You have until 5

Dwight: Oh look Jim - there's a sales position open in Stanford. Want me to call Jan and tell her you're interested? I could put in a good word for you because I'll still be working here. Transfer transfer transfer everybody transfer transfer transfer transfer

Michael: Okay you two in the conference room with me. Nobody leaves until we work this out cagematch

Michael: Cage matches? Yeah they worked how could they not work. If they did not work everybody would still be in the cage.

Michael: Okay so Dwight in your own words 'somebody replaced all my pens and pencils with crayons. I suspect Jim Halpert. Everyone has called me Dwayne all day I think Jim Halpert paid them too.'

Jim: Yes five bucks each and it was totally worth it

Michael: This morning I found a bloody glove in my desk drawer and Jim Halpert try to convince me I committed murder. I think he may be the real murderer. Jim Halpert said there was an abandoned infant in the women's room, when I went to save the child I saw Meredith on the can. This morning I knocked myself in the head with the phone.

Jim: That actually took a while. I had to put more and more nickels into his handset until he got used to the weight and then I just took them all out.

Michael: Everytime I type my name it said diapers.

Jim: Just a simple macro. You know these actually don't sound that funny one after another. But he does deserve it though.

Michael: By the end of the day my desk was about to feet closer to the copier.

Jim: Yeah I just moved it every time he went to the bathroom and that's how I spent my entire day that day.

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