Today my new friend Ramotswe Nagy and I surprised her roommate and my SL brother, Peter Stindberg.
Peter, you see, has been scoping out a very nice winter coat at Plunder in the Maggiore sim (94, 131, 60). [A very interesting region, by the way, nicely steampunky.]
Back on task. Peter is the opposite of me. I buy on impulse, immediately and often to my eventual sorrow. Peter takes his time, investigating his potential purpose. He stalks it like a big game hunter stalks an elephant. And then, finally he buys.
When I was coat hunting, Peter told me about a nice coat. I kept a picture of it up for days on my browser, but eventually the window got closed.
When Ramo asked me a couple of days ago to what to get Peter for Christmas, that coat came to mind. I told her she should draw Peter out about it.
Today she reported she had been unsuccessful. "Let me try," I said.
I IMed Peter and told him I was looking for a coat for Sweetie and was considering the one he had told me about, and he teleported me to the Plunder store.
We talked about the coat for a while, and then I bought it. I'm sure Peter was heartbroken, because he thought I had purchased it for Xubi, but I had other plans in mind. I had been busy in IMs with Ramo, and she teleported over and we gave the coat to Peter.
Avatars don't have facial expressions-- much-- but Peter was flabbergasted.
See Peter's post at http://stindberg.blogspot.com/2007/12/cold-season.html for his perspective.