Not Suitable For Work

13 Feb

I really hope I don’t step on anyone’s toes with this statement, but what the heck:
Public engagements make me feel awkward.

I got a call the other day from a friend telling me that they had some workplace gossip. Now, seeing as how I love any kind of gossip (I’m from a small town, it’s what we do) I was all over that. I expected to hear that so-and-so was in trouble because of this, or maybe even that someone had lost their job. I did not, however, expect to hear that a woman had gotten engaged at work.


Call me crazy, but I don’t find anything romantic about an office cubicle (or paperwork, or files, or keyboards, or florescent lights). The job site is typically not a place of romance, and there’s a reason for that. It’s called a business because you conduct business there. You do not have a date there, you do not hang out there. Why? Because it would be weird, that’s why.

Why then, would anyone propose to a woman at work in front of her co-workers? Or her boss? Holy inappropriateness. I’m sorry, but if that’s all the creativity you’ve got, then you have issues. And, how unfortunate for the people who work there? I feel bad for them. I can see them now, just walking by from their restroom break, and BAM, proposal happens. Hello, uncomfortable? Is that you? I can see it now – fake smiles, and nervous laughter abound.

At any rate, romance is in the air with Valentine’s Day just around the corner. And, to get you in the spirit of love, I bring you:

Romantic Movie Clips from You Tube
  1. The Notebook. Here’s a video montage, complete with music, that will make any relationship seem inadequate. (Don’t front – Noah and Allie had it going on, ok?)
  2. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Another montage with music, and this one makes me want Kate Hudson and Mathew McConaughey-hey to date in real life. Cuteness.
  3. Sweet Home Alabama. Watch Jake and Melanie struggle to find their way back to one another in this montage.
  4. Love Actually. You know the scene I’m talkin’ bout…best love confession ever. View the scene here. Bet you can’t get through it without smiling.
  5. When Harry Met Sally. This is the scene at the end, when Harry wins Sally over.

Some were left out that should’ve made the list (Walk the Line comes to mind), but I had to stop at some point. I was starting to seriously depress myself.

If you are a glutton for punishment, though, here are my two favorite scenes from The Notebook, and the Sex and the City Carrie/Big fight and reunion.

4 Responses to “Not Suitable For Work”

  1. Ginny February 16, 2009 at 11:41 pm #

    I’ll have to tell you my friend Neil’s story about a couple getting married at his accounting firm. Wait, I’ll skip to the best part: after the reception, she left for her lunch break (honeymoon?) and then came back for the afternoon.

  2. Carissa February 17, 2009 at 4:18 pm #

    is it wrong that i’ll be ditching my coworkers and eating lunch at my desk today to watch ALL these video clips? i hope not!

  3. Mandi February 17, 2009 at 7:34 pm #

    Carissa,Nope. Hope it was worth it!

  4. Allison Pittman February 27, 2009 at 4:32 am #

    OMG-No he didn’t! If that’s his idea of “romantic,” how’s he going to top that on their 25 year anniversary?! I LOVE The Notebook video montage. I first saw it a couple of years ago and almost cried-I could watch it over and over. Greg knows I’m in a crying mood when I pull out the movie to watch for the 100th time (although the book was even better!). I’m sure I’m not alone in saying that I’m sad that Sex and the City is completely over and seeing the movie just confirms that!

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