Michael was waiting for the elevator. The door opened. David Brent, the former general manager of the Wernam-Hogg Slough branch greeted Michael as he walked into the hallway. Michael picked up on the accent, and asked David if he is British. David's defensiveness came up, as he asked Michael if he was picking on him.
Michael and Holly share many similarities, such as their social awkwardness, sense of humour, and a history of getting ostracized by other people. Their likeness had previously made all the things that are wrong with Michael transparent to Holly, and also led to them becoming a functional couple.