Interview with Jim (PRE-The Last Legacy)
Taylor: Why don’t you tell me your name, age, and a little bit about yourself.
Jim: Okay. I’m Jim. Yeah…hey. I’m twenty-nine and live in Hartford. I work at my family’s business, Moore’s Wood. I live alone, ‘bout a mile from the mill, with my dog, Whisky.
Taylor: So, you live with just the dog? Girlfriend?
Jim: Just me.
Taylor: All right, well let’s start the game!
Jim: They didn’t tell me there was a game involved. My dad just said this was an interview with a new company interested in the mill. What’s the game here?
Taylor: It’s just a 20 questions game.
Jim: Just hurry up. *Checks watch* It’s almost dinner-time.
Taylor: Sure, I’ll start easy. Just remember these are questions I have to ask, same as I ask everyone. *Jim nods* Where would you like to live?
Jim: Is this serious? Okay, well… I don’t know. I like my house. Maybe a little further from the mill to be more private. I like being in the cool, not humid air, so I’d definitely stay in the Northeast. But I’m easy. I’ll go anywhere.
Taylor: What is your favorite quality in a woman?
Jim: Just any woman? A**. I’m definitely an a** guy. No question about that. Although a nice set of plump lips helps, too. Angelina Jolie lips. That’d be hot.
Taylor: Okay, number three. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
Jim: James Bond of course. He’s a bada**. He gets women, has a gun, kicks a**. Plus he can rock a monkey suit like no-one else. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a James Bond movie that was bad.
Taylor: What is your most treasured possession?
Jim: Whisky, but I don’t really count her as a possession. She’s like a person to me. But she’s really the only thing I care about.
Taylor: What do you most value in your friends?
Jim: I don’t really have many friends. My brother, John and his wife are really the only people I hang out with much. I think they only invite me over out of pity. But they feed me so it’s all good. I guess I like that they care. Feels good to have people want you to succeed.
Taylor: Do you lie? And why would you?
Jim: Of course I lie. Lying is an important part of life itself. That’d be like telling my mom her new bob haircut with red highlights looks good when really she looks like Ronald McDonald. There’s always a reason to lie. The tough thing is finding a reason to tell the truth.
Taylor: Question number seven. What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Jim: Sh*t. I have no idea. I haven’t done anything in my life. I’m almost thirty. *Laughs* I graduated high school, so there’s that. Sorry, I’m not more interesting.
Taylor: This wasn’t on my list, but I’m curious…what would you consider the idea of perfect happiness to be life?
Jim: Hmm...In a perfect world, I’d be rich, obviously. I’d have my own house deep in the woods somewhere where I could avoid everyone around me. I’d be able to drink all day and chill with Whisky all night. John would come over sometimes, but not too much. I’d have a woman on my arm, maybe kids. Well, I don’t know. I think I’d want kids someday. I like taking care of Whisky, and Lord knows she’s a handful.
Taylor: Where and when were you happiest?
Jim: What is happy, really? I don’t know. I loved high school. I was the star on the football team. It was kind of a big fish in a little pond scenario. But I had friends, girlfriend, until she screwed me up. I was pretty happy. I’m also happy after I’m two drinks in on a Friday night watching TV.
Taylor: Number ten. What word do you overuse most?
Jim: Can I swear here? *Taylor shakes head* Okay, so not a swear. Um, probably beer. I ask for beer a lot.
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