Today is Administrative Professionals Day and as any current or former admin will tell you, that job, depending on your boss, can be a trip. Because, not to blow your minds, powerful people can be a lot to handle. From the screaming, blustering blowhards to those woefully ill-equipped to handle their jobs, film and television has shown us all manner of bad boss. But perhaps no manbaby of an executive requires quite as much work as Tony Stark. And no person could even attempt to handle his effery quite like Pepper Potts.
She does literally everything for the man, including both light errands and heavy misogyny with a fellow female professional, which, not cool. I blame Joss. WE ALL BLAME JOSS.
Can we all admit that if Tony wasn't mindblowingly, problematically hot, Pepper would be a truly tragic figure? A human display of the glass ceiling? A beautiful ginger metaphor for every woman stuck dealing with a manchild, having to handle every area of his entire existence while he can't even remember a goddamn BIRTHDAY?
At the end of the day, Pepper is the real hero, the one GETTING. SH*T. DONE. As are all you badass admins out there. So put on your best power suit and go save your bosses from themselves. Happy Administrative Professionals Day.