Minhaj: Hi There. I have traveled two thousand years back in time to see you.
Vergilius: Welcome to Rome and to my bakery. My name is Vergilius Eurysaces.
Minhaj: May I call you Vergi?
Vergilius: Why would you do that?
Minhaj: To make it short.
Minhaj: Look, there is some misunderstanding here due to time difference. I meant no disrespect. We are both humans, so lets just relax.
Vergilius: I am calm now.
Minhaj: Okay…so…wow, this is some place. You have so many ovens, and people mixing dough. It smells great! I see happy customers. You also have delivery men who are taking the bread all over the city.
Vergilius: Yes I have done well. Do you know I used to be a slave?
Minhaj: Get lost!
Vergilius: What do you mean?
Minhaj: Oh its just a modern way of saying, ‘get out of here!’
Vergilius: Why would I do that?
Minhaj: Please just go on with your story.
Vergilius: I was once a slave, and then I worked hard and became free. Did all kinds of jobs to survive in this city. Finally got into baking.
Minhaj: Why Baking?
Vergilius: Hey that’s what men do right?
Minhaj: Yeah we like to bake.
Vergilius: Exactly. I thought about becoming a barber but then I thought you can’t go wrong with a bakery here in Rome. Romans love bread. They use breads in weddings and religious ceremonies and we have so many Gods, business is great!
Minhaj: What a way to please the Gods! Eating cake!
Vergilius: Yes exactly. The demand is so great here. But not just quantity, people demand quality as well. This is why the high quality bread is labeled PRIMUS.
Minhaj: Which means prime?
Vergilius: Yes. The best quality that you serve at parties and to important people like senators and plumbers.
Minhaj: so if someone was on a low carb diet what would you say to them?
Vergilius: Don’t come to Rome! Do you know we have 250 bakeries here in the city! We supply all kinds of breads all over the city. You can’t avoid it.
Minhaj: You seem happy.
Vergilius: What can I say? I am rich, I eat doughnuts, I am a member of a powerful guild.
Minhaj: You have a guild?
Vergilius: Oh yeah, all the bakers of Rome have formed a guild, we are powerful and prosperous.
Minhaj: So what do you guys talk about at meetings?
Vergilius: Just the usual stuff, who makes how much dough…
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