Gerald passes out copies of 24 at the Burrard Skytrain station. He’s 50.
A few days ago I did some work on my bicycle at that spot on Hastings and got my hands all dirty, so I dipped into the bathrooms at Victory Square to give them a wash. I brought my bike down with me, and just as I leaned it against the wall, this old guy taking a piss in a urinal turned his head and yelled â€œno bikes!â€ in this gruff, old guy voice. I just stared at him. Again, he yelled â€œno bikes!â€ Crazy dude. â€œWhat do you, work here?â€ I aked. Then he turned around and showed me his name tag. He was the bathroom attendant. I felt like a dick and apologized lots. I wanted to talk to him in here and let him bitch about things, but when I went there to interview him he wasnâ€™t there. Bummer. So I went to the Burrard SkyTrain Station and interviewed Gerald instead.
Only: How does it feel to be working for the number one paper in Vancouver?
Gerald: Itâ€™s good. Itâ€™s a fun job.
Only: Nice to be outside during the summer?
Gerald: Yeah, but itâ€™s horrible in the winter.
Only: How do you stay warm during the winter?
Gerald: Uh… you dress warm. Try to keep dry.
Only: Youâ€™re usually here with someone who hands out the Metro too, right?
Gerald: Uh…no. No, Iâ€™ve never seen a Metro.
Only: Do you ever talk to anyone handing out the Metro?
Gerald: Iâ€™ve never even seen one. Theyâ€™re different time schedules than us.
Only: Well you guys have better Sudoku puzzles.
Gerald: The who?
Only: The Sudoku puzzles?
Only: You never do the Sudoku puzzles?