Really Bad Boss Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds: The Proposal
Spoiler Alert: This post contains spoilers about the movie ‘The Proposal’
Maybe if you’re a guy and your boss looks like Sandra Bullock and if by marrying her you’re guaranteed the career you’ve always dreamed of, maybe then you would be able to overlook the fact that your boss is the most hated person in the office and as Ryan Reynolds’ character Andrew says, “is allergic to the full spectrum of human emotion.” Only then would you be able to stomach the idea of marrying her in order to prevent her deportation. And, it’s only in the movies that within a span of 48 hours a browbeaten assistant would come to the realization that he’s secretly been attracted to his really bad boss all along and is, in fact, falling for her.
In real life, it never, ever plays out that way. For those of us in the real world, the thought of marrying our really bad boss sets off an uncontrollable dry heaving session. The boss that disgusts us in the office, will be even more disgusting when caught naked and wet running through our parents’ palatial home. And, if you’re anything like me, you won’t be telling him/her how beautiful they are later that evening because you’ll be too busy bleaching your eyes out in a feeble attempt at removing all traces of the image from your retina. In real life, really bad bosses don’t look like Sandra Bullock and we don’t have the washboard abs of Ryan Reynolds. No, in real life our bosses are out of shape and ugly and we’re stuck with fantasies about their ultimate demise. We daydream about having a hand in their fall from power and we wonder if there’s anything we can do to speed the process along. But, no matter what the promised payoff, the one thing we would never do is accept their proposal. Not on your life.