We all know someone who's a little bit like David Brent.
Perhaps a previous boss stuck in middle-management?
Brent is the type of boss who wants to be a friend and mentor to those who work for him.
He imagines his workers find him extremely funny and enjoy his company, while still respecting him and looking up to him as a boss, even a fatherly figure.
However, his employees generally find him pretentious, arrogant and mean.
That's why we laugh, because we all know someone who acts like this from time to time!
But, never have I ever seen someone who was so uncanny in both physical resemblance and their idiosyncrasies.
Behold... the real David Brent?
I’m sorry but this is actually David Brent flogging duvets on Ideal World pic.twitter.com/3mwiV4loUi— Ben (@islandniles) March 5, 2020
Twitter has been abuzz with discussion, many not believing their eyes.
“I don’t swear at my duvets any more. I swear by it.”— Curtis Parker-Milnes (@CPMilnes) March 6, 2020
He’s created an atmosphere where he’s a friend first, duvet salesman second. Probably entertainer third— George McLeod (@gmcleod93) March 6, 2020
Incredible. Simply incredible. I wonder what Ricky Gervais would say if he saw this travelling TV salesman.
Just in case you've forgotten what David Brent is like... well... I'm just going to leave this here...