by Kyle Bosman
Every month Minutiae sits down with one random, unspecial stranger. This month it was Winston, Casanova of New Jersey, who approached the editors while they were having a meeting in a Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers. He wears sunglasses inside, a Zelda shirt, khaki shorts with pulled-up socks, and carries a magazine bag with drum sticks. He is a real person, though his name has been changed for obvious reasons*.
Winston: What are you guys doing?
M: We’re making a pretend magazine.
W: Oh, well I just saw you guys had a bunch of papers here and you looked like you were having fun.
M: We’re writing articles about thankfulness.
M: For Thanksgiving.
W: I usually spend Thanksgiving alone, because I don’t know anyone here.
W: Where are you guys from?
M: The East Coast.
W: I’m from New Jersey.
M: Do you ever miss it?
W: I miss the pizza. There’s no good pizza here.
M: Yeah. Is there anything you don’t miss?
W: I don’t miss running into ex-girlfriends everywhere I go.
M: Did that happen a lot?
W: Yes. What do you guys do?
M: This magazine is very profitable. What do you do?
W: I’m a programmer; I work with augmented reality.
M: Like when you look at the world through your iPhone’s camera and it knows what you’re looking at?
W: Heh, well that’s a small part of augmented reality. I’m working on the action figures for the new James Cameron film.
M: How does that work with toys?
W: You have to wear special glasses.
M: What are you thankful for?
W: Um. Canter’s Deli is good. Also, that I don’t have to run into an ex-girlfriend wherever I go. Seriously, God it was so awkward. It was like, “hey…” I’m just trying to eat.
M: Thank you.
M: What a nerd
M: Total nerd.
M: What’s his deal?
M: I hate this place.
*This obvious reason for Mintuiæ’s consideration is that if his ex-girlfriends found out where he was, his life would fall into shambles.