Max Kelada Businessman, pearl trader
You were born in Egypt, which was part of the British colony at that time, into a family of a local merchant and an English teacher from London, who was performing her contract in Cairo.
At the age of nine, you were taken to London, where you were educated and employed at a small pearl business. After working there for ten consecutive years and getting a serious experience in the field, you established your own company specializing in trading cultured pearls worldwide.
At your age you are already a successful and well-off businessman settled in New York and are going to do business with Japanese suppliers.
You are a successful, widely-traveled businessman. You do understand the normal conventions of polite “British” behavior, as you were raised in the UK. However, you behave in an informal way in order to be liked and accepted socially by other passengers on the liner.
You are chatty, hearty, pushy, self-confident, and argumentative. You are a very good mixer, who easily makes friends and likes to be involved in every activity. You like being the center of attraction.
You do feel and understand sarcasm and negative attitudes toward you, but pretend not to pay attention or take offense. You disliked the nickname "Mr Know-All", but chose not to react to it, since you're a piece-maker by nature.
You are to convince the other passengers at the table that you do have expertise in pearl business, so your remarks are instructional, and your arguments are always to the point.