Modern Gentlemen …
… are capable, completing tasks and having enough time and energy to help others complete theirs.
Still, they are not unflappable. Over (various lengths of) time, everyone seems “helpless” as weariness, which gives way to resentment, begins to crack their good-humored exterior.
So they must take time away.
This reminds others that they get along just fine without modern gentlemen and provides modern gentlemen further evidence that they aren’t as necessary to the lives of others as they thought.
In short: I will be in New York for the week. Let me know if you want to get dinner and drinks or
move a couch catch a show.