"No time for chit-chat. I'm a millionaire, yep. Got my lottery ticket right here."

— The Old Guy to Max in "Out of Time"

The "Old Guy" is a resident of Arcadia Bay. He is standing at the bus stop near the Two Whales Diner in Episode 2, and can be seen inside the diner in Episode 3.

Episode Two - "Out of Time" Edit

When Max is getting off the school bus, this man can be heard talking to a woman standing nearby. He is holding a lottery ticket in his right hand, and tells both Max and the woman he is going to be a millionaire as long as nobody steals the ticket from him and the bus comes in time so he can cash it in. Max thinks that he has seen a lot of changes to Arcadia Bay during his lifetime. If Max tries to talk to him, he will respond that he has "no time for chit-chat" and he's waiting for the bus. He also tells Max to get her own lottery ticket.

Episode Three - "Chaos Theory" Edit

This time he is sitting inside the diner. A pair of doughnuts lie on a plate in front of him, but for some reason he isn't eating. This likely means that he hasn't become a millionaire yet. Max cannot interact with him.

Episode Five - "Polarized" Edit

He can be seen sitting on the floor of the Two Whales diner, probably injured. Joyce will be helping him while Max talks to Frank about Rachel. He also appears in the diner scene of Max's nightmare, standing behind the counter. He tells Max that he hopes she can live with herself after these events.

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Symbolism Edit

This man and the woman can be considered opposites of each other in many ways:

  1. The man states he's going to be a millionaire, while the woman has trouble with money.
  2. The man brushes off Max's attempt to talk to him, while the woman is nice to Max and even thanks her for reassurance.
  3. Their genders are opposite.

It is probably not a simple coincidence that they are standing near each other.