He does in fact work in an office. He's a member of corporate Canada and works with people who make stocks and equity their reason for living, but he's anything but soulless. He reviles the fakery of corporate culture and wonders why people can't just be themselves (though polite) in a professional environment. He's not interested in using or reading professional language that takes seven sentences chalk full of words people don't use everyday to describe one simple idea. He looks forward to casual day every week so he can put on a pair of jeans and feel a little more like himself. He's a co-op student getting a taste of what his future might hold, and has worked well enough to secure an extension on his original 4 month contract... a sign that he's a good worker worth keeping in a position that is easily replaced by another young hopeful.
His work desk shows clear signs of him having an interest in gaming. If you recognized the heads of Mega Man, Cut Man and Bubble Man on the wall of his desk, not only might you be a gamer yourself... but you might venture to say that he's been gaming for a very long time. If you by chance happen to sit next to him on the bus or the subway and listen closely to the sounds permeating out from his headphones, you might hear the machine gun-like pounding of a drummer's double bass kicks in unison with the chugging of low guitar chords and a singer who seems to be more interested in gathering phlegm from his throat than he is about singing. Sit next to him enough and you might also hear some actual singing along the same line of music, or you might hear the robotic thump of an electronica beat, the familiar sound of classic rock, the smooth groove of a jazz trio, the radio-like banter of a podcast, or the beat of a hip hop act. He's a metalhead at heart but finds something enjoyable from almost any type of music.
He can be considered as a bit of a nerd but he doesn't have some of the usual ticks off the bucket list of nerdom. He has never watched any of the Star Wars movies. The Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones, Alien, Ghostbusters, and pretty much all the superhero moves are also missing ticks. He is a bit of closet wrestling fan however. You won't find him repeating catch phrases, wearing merchandise, or even discussing it amongst his peers... but he tunes in every Monday night, enjoys out-of-character interviews and road stories, and takes part in online discussions with other fans. He's comfortable with anything tech. He enjoys computers, both personally and professionally, and they're very much a large fixture in his world.
If you take the time to talk to him, you'll find that he's a pretty normal person. He appears to be socially awkward but he's not unlike many who consider themselves to be shy at first but outgoing when comfortable. He's polite, respectful, loyal, trustworthy, and benign... definitely not someone you'd hesitate to bring home to your parents. Despite this, he wonders why he hasn't had much success with relationships of any kind even though these are qualities that nearly every member of the fairer sex say they want in a partner. He chalks it up to his preference of keeping to himself most of the time, and values quality time spent alone.
This, like many others in a bevy of circumstances like or unlike his, is his way of seeing who is out there. Much like himself who blends in well in a crowd and draws no attention to himself, he's afraid of missing out on meeting a great person who would also otherwise go unnoticed in a sea of people... a diamond in a rough as it were. He is also afraid of missing out on meeting someone who he would notice in a crowd of people for beauty beholden to his eye (conventional or unconventional)... someone that he would cast away as one who out of his league but knows not of the great and compatible personality and mind that they possess.