Yes, it's the infamous "Stapler in the Jello gag", which is a fitting metaphor in this case.
I wonder if Dwight Schrute or Gareth Keenan (depending on which version of "The Office" you prefer) ever had to deal with ALL of their office purchases being frozen? Because that's the latest executive order to come down from Gov. Jodi Rell's office in an effort to cut costs.
The state can expect to cut between $3 to $4 million by not purchasing pens, paper, toner cartridges and such. Which seems like a good idea, until the printer stops working because there isn't any toner left. I haven't seen anything in the news articles that say what state employees can do once they completely run out of necessary supplies and they can't do their jobs. I only hope that this cost-cutting move doesn't impede the normal day-to-day operations of the state.
Because, it would be a lot more expensive than the cost of a lousy toner cartridge to have an office full of people sitting around scratching their butts because they can't do their work!
(...and even though the American "Office" is very popular, for sheer unadulterated cringe-worthy humor you can't beat the English "Office". Get the DVD box set, it's only 12 half-hour episodes, plus a 2-hour special; you can easily watch the entire thing within a week.)