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It starts the same a brief introduction to the week's episode followed by a video montage highlighting the local scenery. First, there was Slough, England, where the viewers were introduced in 2001 to David Brent and his employees at the Slough Berkshire Branch of the Wernham Hogg Paper Company. Then in 2005, and on the other side of the proverbial pond, appeared the equally fictitious Scranton, Pennsylvania branch of Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, helmed by Michael Scott and crewed by a collective of disgruntled American paper pushers. Both versions of The Office are witty and entertaining, but the endearing characters, high production value, and the laugh-out-loud humor of the American iteration of the show make it more enjoyable than its British counterpart.
One cannot help but become excited when the familiar upbeat instrumental begins, welcoming them to Scranton, Pennsylvania. The viewers are instantly shown the setting and characters of the American ver
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I can recall vividly the soft swishing of freshly pressed dress whites on my anxious shipmates and the smell of the mud beneath my polished dress shoes. The morning rain had turned the unpaved paths into a treacherous march, as we all attempted to reach our destination still looking spotless. It was June 27, 2008 and my journey was finally drawing to a close. I was standing in formation with my division, 233, as we prepared to march into the drill hall at Naval Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, IL. It had been eight long, arduous weeks since I had left my parents and my new husband behind to begin a new life. Now, after trials and tribulations that I could never have dreamt of, I had succeeded. My life changed forever when I stood before my family for the first time as a sailor in the United States Navy.
It was the final day of training, day 52, and now here I stood dressed head to toe in Navy dress whites. I was wearing my newly earned ribbons for the first time