Well, the guy came back to work this morning, and miraculously was in a great mood about it. It really was somewhat miraculous because he came back to a minor system crisis and 600+ e-mails (not kidding -- he was down to 431 when I visited his desk at 10:00 this morning). No, he was pretty thrilled, and especially pointed out the individually-wrapped pens and Post-It!™s and the calendar that I was so afraid would go unnoticed.
'course, he needed that calendar, so my two hours of work went down the drain pretty damned immediately. Whatever.