It must be easy to write for NBC’s The Office. You just need some friends with desk jobs. Case in point, here’s me and my boss just 5 minutes ago:
THOMAS: So, did you see the self-evaluation I filled out?
BOSS: Uh huh.
THOMAS: There was some stuff in there I thought you might want to talk about. At least, I definitely would like to talk about it.
BOSS: Uh huh. Um. Sure.
THOMAS: When would be a good time?
BOSS: How about tomorrow?
THOMAS: Okay. [Checks phone] I’m free any time but around lunch. I have a lunch thing at 11:30.
BOSS: [Nods. Clicks mouse]
BOSS: [still looking at computer] Uh huh. Mm-hmm.
BOSS: How about 11:30?
THOMAS: Sure, that works.