Griffin had a bleak outlook on life, often saying such things as "It'll probably rain tonight" and "The food's terrible". In 2018, his assistant was Fariah Neguib. Victoria Waterfield was later assigned to assist him. She feared that Griffin disliked her, but Fariah assured her that Griffin was "like that with everybody". He assigned Victoria the task of peeling potatoes until Fariah convinced him to let her write out the menus.
He tasted the food that had been prepared for Alexander Denes and found it terrible. He commented that he would be fired, or maybe shot, though knowing his luck, the firing squad would miss him. (TV: The Enemy of the World)