I did learn a lot from David. I learnt from his mistakes. We're very different people; he used humour where I use discipline. And I learnt that nobody respects him. And in a war situation, if you want your platoon to go over the top with you to certain death, it's no good saying to them "Please come with me lads, I'll tell you a joke." It's a direct order "Come with me." And they'll go "Yes, he's got good leadership skills, let's all go with him to our certain death".
The people you work with are people you were just thrown together with. I mean, you don't know them, it wasn't your choice. And yet you spend more time with them than you do your friends or your family. But probably all you have in common is the fact that you walk around on the same bit of carpet for eight hours a day. And so, when you find someone you have a connection with. And, yeah, Dawn was a ray of sunshine in my life.
[David, Neil and Chris Finch are exchanging banter after David's blind date leaves. Earlier, David had come to the office with a labrador puppy]
No dog with you today, David?
What, did you not see? She just left!
[He and Neil laugh. David does not]
[As the laughter subsides] Chris. Why don't you f*** off?
[David leaves, leaving Finch looking lost for words]