You won’t like David when he’s angry.
Sure, he may be a gentleman with brains, but this English oven salesman turned chef turned farmer turned advertising giant has a temper.
For example, when he sat down to write only to find he had no ideas, he said, “I get bad-tempered. If my wife comes into my room I growl at her. (This has gotten worse since I gave up smoking.)”
In a note to the heads of his offices before planned visits he wrote, “Waiting for food puts me in a foul mood.”
But it seems he reserved his strongest moments of outrage for advertising.