Michael then interviews that he's going on "a booze-filled sex romp where anything goes." God help you, Arby's. Actually, he's going to Philadelphia for a paper convention. He says that Jim will also be there, "which'll be fun." He feels bad for Jim working under Josh: "The poor man's Michael Scott, as he is known around my condo." I guess the rich man's Michael Scott would be...Jan?
Angela and Dwight have a backs-to-each-other fight in the break room; she's pissed that he's going on this trip, because she wants to spend more time with him. More face-to-face time, I assume.
Angela interviews that they have an expression in her family: "'Looks like someone took the slow train from Philly.' That's code for 'Check out the slut.'" Sounds as though Philadelphia, like so many other cities, has had its sterling reputation tarnished by The Real World. Sorry, Sydney.
Kelly flounces up to Pam's desk, already way too excited about "tonight," and how sure she is that "you guys are gonna click." Pam smiles nervously. Kelly asks what she'll be wearing. Pam, looking down at her blah blouse and blah-er cardigan: "This." Kelly takes a pause to swallow the barf in her mouth and beams, "You look so pretty." "Thank you," says Pam, with her usual passive-aggressiveness.
Pam then interviews that she has a date with a cartoonist for the local paper. She thinks that's neat, because she also likes to draw. She adds that she's nervous, not having been on a first date in nine years. And since the last guy was Roy, it probably didn't give her the greatest possible foundation.
Back at Reception, Kelly very seriously tells Pam not to sleep with the guy on the first date: "It gives him all the power." Michael, unfortunately, emerges at just this moment to ask whom Pam might be sleeping with. Hey, guy, go back and set your alarm for thirty years from now. Kelly tells Michael that Pam and Kelly's neighbour, Alan, will be going on a date tonight. Michael has a hilarious idea for Pam: "Wear your wedding dress." Dwight starts laughing hyperventilatingly. Pam good-naturedly says that she's just going to wear what she has on, and Michael recommends that she open her top blouse button: "Let those things breathe." While Pam is still reeling from the inappropriateness of that, Michael asks her whether she has a message for him to relay to Jim. She can only manage "Um," and Dwight and Michael tease her back and forth about that as they head out in their matching Dunder Mifflin polo shirts. Even if she had more time, I don't think Pam is quite able to come up with more than that right now.