We join Bill and Norma as he is in the middle of answering the "tell me about one of your weaknesses" question. He, like everyone who has read Interviewing For Big Stupidheads or whatever, is trying the "sometimes I work too hard" answer, telling her that he's "never satisfied," which "can be a curse." The funny thing is that in Bill's case, that really is a weakness, because he never relaxes and is always unhappy about how things are going. But of course, Norma has no way of knowing that Bill's inner diva really does come out when his perfectionism isn't satisfied. Thus, she thinks he's bullshitting her, and she tells him that she doesn't think that's genuinely a weakness. I think what goes unspoken is that she doesn't even think he thinks it's a weakness, so she'd like to hear a real weakness, please. I don't suppose she'd consider something like, "For a good-looking guy, I have a surprisingly hard time getting my hair to obey the laws of physics."
Nick is laying it on thick with Tom, claiming to be "well-spoken [and] smart" and to "[have] an effect on people that's positive." Someday, I would be very interested in meeting the Nick Nick sees when he looks in the mirror, because he seems like a really different guy from the Nick I see when I look at the television. Tom asks Nick what he has to offer other than charisma, which is a little like asking Stone Phillips what she has to offer other than raw animal magnetism. Nick interviews at this point that the questions were difficult, and he didn't know whether everybody would be able to "handle it." Not everybody! But Nick can handle it! Meanwhile, Allen asks Nick what he would do on his first day. Nick says he'd introduce himself and "present a vision for the organization." Allen is kind of surprised that Nick would lay out his vision before he even had a day of experience. Heh.