I now have a 24-inch monitor on my desk.
This makes a practical difference in my work--I'm doing a lot of work with InCopy, and it helps for me to be able to see a two-page book spread all at once, large enough to read the text. I had thought, a few times, that a larger monitor would be good. I hadn't actually said anything about it, because there seemed no point. But my boss arranged to get a few of these monitors, and handed them to some of us who she thinks need them most. She doesn't have one. Marilyn and I do a lot more with InCopy than she does.
I like my boss.
Oh, and two hours later there was email to the entire editorial department, from the head of IT, telling us that he didn't decide who got the new monitors.
[I could have a larger monitor than I do here at home, but I'm not sure it would improve my at-home computer experience--I don't do layout-related stuff here--and I'm short on desk space as it is. I'm short on desk space at work, too, but the tradeoffs are different.]