this phone conversation took place:
Mr. D: I talked to mom today. She said I should send you flowers.
Green Girl: No! I just picked some zinnias for the table. They look pretty.
Mr. D: That's what I told mom. You have flowers everywhere. I don't need to buy you any.
Green Girl: Of course not!
Mr. D: But if you'd have hesitated in the least I'd get you some.
Green Girl: That would be silly.
Mr. D: So I'll pick up a pizza for dinner tonight?
Green Girl: I'll call it in, you go get it.
The most basic things work well and hardly ever break down. Hammers. Coffee mugs. Wool sweaters. Measuring cups. Hairbrushes. Shovels. Benches. Pillows. Spoons. Books.
Reader, what works in your world without bells, whistles, frills and fuss?