The Perfect Gift.
The thing about people people is that they think the gesture is everything. "It's the thought that counts."
The thing about analytical people, like me, is that we think the gesture is diddly squat.
It's the stuff that counts.
It isn't the timing--fuck birthdays--it's the essence. Casual conversation will lead us on quests for that perfect gift, quests that'll last years. If necessary.
When I see it, it's like the thing itself has a voice.