Staff appraisals cue secret confessions - Tim still harbours dreams of returning to university to study Psychology, while Dawn reveals she always wanted to be a children's illustrator.
Keith on the other hand reveals only the immense vacuity of his mind.
Meanwhile David is getting the feeling that he is not terribly popular with the new employees. This prompts not only an existential examination of comedic prowess but also the dawning, and deeply upsetting, realisation that everyone likes Neil more.
Elsewhere in the office Tim is hitting it off big time with Rachel who clearly fancies him rotten - much to Dawn's discomfort.
David attempts to curry favour with the 'Swindon mob' by a lunchtime drinking session.
However it's a washout and he ends the day getting drunk and reading self penned poetry to a mortified Dawn.
Brent-ism of the episode
"Welcome to Alcoholics Anonymous! No - purely social. I know someone who is an alchoholic and it is no laughing matter - particularly for his wife. And she's got alopecia. So... not a happy homelife."
Too good to miss out...
David: "If we're facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking"
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