"Lamp without a shade is fine. Let's see." They'd also need something to draw. Steve took off his watch, yet another sign that he wasn't of that particular time. So few people of his age wore watches. Why drop that money on an accessory when there were cell phones?
With the object on the table, he took a seat in the spot nearest to the one that Jean had vacated. That's right. Instead of asking the woman out, he was going to teach her to draw.