I used to work in the cafe at a large bookstore.
Some mornings, the manager of the store would hold mandatory "rallies,"* which meant every available employee would have to gather round ye olde gathering-round place, and hear tales of corporate motivation.**
I used to dread these meetings, until I realized how entertaining they could be, if I just viewed them as if they were intended to be satire of the corporate world, rather than the actual horrible corporate world.
e.g. The manager would say something like, "Sales last week were good, but this week they can be even better, if we just sell more!"
And I would think, "This guy is great! Better than Dilbert!"
And this is a method that has served me well in life moving forward, and you can use it, too!
Any time someone seems unreasonable and you wonder "How can they be this way?" just shift that to "It's hilarious that they actually ARE this way," and your life is now full of fun, as long as they don't fire you or beat you up.
* Like a pep rally, but where the manager sucks all the pep out of everyone else, instead of providing it.
** Like ghost stories of employees who didn't smile enough and were never heard from again.
Tales from the Crypt.
Retails from the Crypt.