For now, Jim's objective is exploiting the vulnerability that an attraction to thirst-quenching breasts has exposed in Dwight, so as he and Dwight watch Katy in the conference room from their desks, Jim tells Dwight that Katy would be perfect for him. Dwight senses that perhaps Michael is in the way, but Jim encourages Dwight to follow his bliss. "He's your work boss," Jim says. "He is not your relationship boss!" It's sad how many people would benefit from having that on a magnet. Jim goads Dwight into making an approach, and then poor Katy THs that guys tend to be the greatest customers, buying a lot of sparkly bags as gifts. Jim, meanwhile, is persuading Dwight to buy himself a purse, which he says is perfectly okay for a guy, because it's really just a "mini-briefcase." "Lots of guys have them," Jim insists. Dwight is skeptical, but Jim is on fire, and he nearly shoves Dwight toward the conference room. And then Jim is over at reception, where he leaps behind the desk and insists that Pam stop what she's doing and watch with him from afar as Dwight shoots himself in the proverbial foot. Or face, really. Jim even does a weird, high-pitched, slightly British voice, kind of like the Dan Aykroyd Julia Child impression, as he imitates Dwight asking to buy a purse. They mock together as Dwight demonstrates that he doesn't know how to...put on a purse, exactly. Jim chirp-talks for Dwight all the way through a hilarious stress test in which Dwight whaps the purse on the table, punishing it like a piece of Samsonite luggage, and then Dwight emerges, having indeed bought himself a purse. Oh, sorry -- "mini-briefcase." Jim throws Dwight a thumbs-up. And with good reason.
Later, Pam herself takes a look at some purses, and she and Katy talk about the fact that she's engaged. They seem to be hitting it off a little, but then Michael comes in, of course, to ruin everything. As is his genetic programming. He asks Katy how the coffee was, and he manages to make even that part awkward. He passive-aggressively scolds Pam about being here instead of out at her desk, and she exits, defeated. "Come back," Katy calls plaintively out the door. Poor Katy. Michael next leads (drags) Katy into his office, where he has purchased a thousand-dollar Starbucks espresso machine. Where'd he get a thousand -- oh, Lord. Katy indulgently sits through Michael's patter about coffee, which he continues in a TH focusing on caffeine as a drug, and how it's apparently replaced cocaine as the Dunder Mifflin drug of choice since an earlier era in which many drugs were abused, but they really knew how to sell paper. Unfortunately for Katy, she tells Michael the truth when she gets a text message telling her that her ride home is unavailable. As you can imagine, Michael is only too happy to take her home. She declines, but Michael refuses to be refused until she can't really say no unless she's prepared to hit him with a hammer, so she says yes.