For instance not having a secretary also, that if he had one, may pick up on unusual things.
It is something that the audience will be effected by.
He sees Will as someone who is very capable and strong.
Always thought that the way the symbols and themes of the pilot persist throughout the show was an interesting demonstration of the cyclical nature of trauma.
Joseph end of the line was awarded on May 10, 1853, but construction had begun for the first twenty-five mile segment on April 23.
I think Will is so used to people seeing him as someone on the verge of breaking that he is shocked when Hannibal points out that he sees him instead as someone strong, a predator even.
It got brought up in the scene where Jack goes to Hannibal's office, and asks about the secretary or something like that and Hannibal then admits that she had moved on to someplace else possibly for love, which was also great cause was like so close to a line in Remains of the Day.
So basically it could be less premeditated then all that.