The new variant is: “So, say I’m meeting a new person–blind date, new friend, who knows. And I want them to have some idea of what kind of person I am, and who I am. But I can’t actually tell them in so many words. Instead, I want to give them a box, with things in it for them to look at/read/listen to/taste/whatever beforehand.
What one thing would you add to the box to represent me or my tastes?”