Mexican Charlie & Eugene

Which one are you?

 

I’m Eugene.

 

I was expecting two of you — you and a Mexican Charlie.

 

Charlie doesn’t go out much. He’s a very private person — prefers to stay in the background.

 

So he’s not coming?

 

No — just me.

 

Okay. You’re his assistant, am I right?

 

Sort of, yeah. I help him out with lots of things — meetings, paperwork, admin, technical stuff — you know.

 

And what is the nature of your business, yours and Charlie’s.

 

Real estate. We’re in real estate.

 

Successful?

 

We get by. We’re small-time compared to the Ultra-cons, but we don’t have their overhead. Means we can sometimes offer things cheaper than them, or things they can’t be assed to put on their books — you know.

 

So you pick up the crumbs that fall from the Ultra-cons’ tables?

 

One way of putting it, but it’s fairly steady — and there’s nothing illegal. We don’t go in for that kind of thing.

 

Are you and Charlie very close?

 

Yeah, you could say that — We’ve been together for quite a time. I like him, even though he sometimes bawls me out for almost nothing at all. He has what you might call a short temper, but it never lasts long.

 

Thank you, Eugene. Say hello to Mexican Charlie for me, will you?

 

Sure.