"Are you ready for a treatment?"
"Yes! I got all my shopping done, so I can check that off my list. I have just enough time for a treatment before I go get the gallery ready!"
"What did you get?"
"Oh, well they aren't my presents. I get most of my things at the after Christmas specials the year before, and I work black Friday online deals for people I wasn't planning on gifting to back then."
"I see. You're quite organized."
"I try to be. A messy life is no one's fault but your own."
"Then why the last minute splurge?"
"Oh, these are for a friend. He is one of the messiest people I know, which is ironic, I realize. But he's a total sweetie, and a complete genius, and he called me up desperate for me to take care of his list."
"He made a list?"
"Of people, of course, not of gifts. But fortunately he's told me so much about everyone that I knew exactly what they'd like."
"It sounds like you enjoy that kind of thing."
"I do, in a way. It's bringing a little bit of order to his chaos, and it will make everyone happy: my friend and the poor people on his list. I'm sure they're not expecting much if they know him at all. I swear, he would give everyone chips and Twinkies if I let him get away with it!"
"What's your idea of a better present?"
"Well, I got a lovely oriental vase for his boss, but I ordered that online earlier, so it will be delivered right to her. And I got a home massage kit for his poor assistant. Honestly, he treats that girl so badly; it's a miracle she puts up with him!"
"Well, I have to, don't I? We've been friends for just ages!"
"Anyway, I got her a fantastic kit; it’s a wonderful stress reliever. And I got a fantastic bound book set for this other friend of his."
"Yeah, of the tall, dark, and judgmental variety, from what I've heard."
"Ah, I believe I know him."
"Yeah, well, that was the end of the list, so yeah, I've got time for my treatment."
"That's a short list."
"That's my friend."