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February 17, 2015
“GARY… FRENCH… CUTHBERTSON.”

— “Yes.”

“French? That’s your middle name?”

— “Yep.”

“That’s unusual. Not hyphenated?”

— “Hyphenated?”

“It’s not Gary French-Cuthbertson, like a…”

— “No, just first, middle, and last, as on your form.”

“Unusual. I thought maybe they’d made a mistake: that it was incomplete.”

— “They got it right.”

“Well I apologize.”

— “Oh, hey, no problem.”

“Is that a family name? French, I mean?”

— “I don’t know. Not really. Is this going to take much longer?”

“I shouldn’t think so. We’re almost to the end. There’s a question here: essay, I’m afraid: ‘Why should we make room for you on this lifeboat?'"