Him: I'd need a birthday card for my cousin X.
Me: OK. When do you need it for?
Him: Well, his birthday was last week and I just arranged to meet him for a drink in 1/2 hour, so I guess... right now.
Me, myself and my thoughts: "Cousin X - what is he into? What age is he? What materials could I use? What do I have in hand for a quick card? Right, let's see..."