You meet these people from time to time in real life. If you are a white collar worker, they mostly pass by unseen to you. Either they tend to be people who you end up chatting up in bars, festivals, craft shows, drum circles, gun shows, etc. or sometimes they are your colleagues who are keeping it on the DL.
At my last job, I got to take a trip to Tokyo. I made fast friends with the VP of the Asia Pacific region, and we went out drinking after work. After a few gin and tonics he told me after he retired he planned to invent a time machine. It went downhill from there, when I asked him how he planned to do that.
I also had a great aunt who would write my mom letters complaining about “The Gays” and Chemtrails. That great aunt when we were kids tossed our X-Men trading cards into the campfire screaming, “Pornography! Devilwork!”