I just suddenly realized I do care about the Writers strike. I wonder, "How does this affect my life?", "This could affect this season of The Office." Oh! There is a lot at stake here. I've read on a few irrationally compulsive "Office" blogs that fans should expect a few weeks of re-runs - although the writers have contracted for 30 episodes. Apparently there are only two episodes in the queue.
During re-run time I'll click my way through all the deleted scenes. I can't believe this scene was axed.