Disclaimer: I do not own Monk
Mr. Monk could not find any saying more agreeable than this, "It's all in the presentation." There was no escaping this fact. This fact dictates the most important things in our daily lives.
For example, if a picture frame is crooked, then it was imperative that the frame be straightened. If a cookie wasn't perfectly circular, then it wasn't worth eating. And if a gifts' wrapping wasn't flawlessly aligned, it was only courteous to return the gift to the one who wrapped it and show them how to correctly wrap a gift so they wouldn't make the same mistake again.
Yes, this obsession of perfection is what dictates our lives; whether we know it or not, choose to accept it or not, it's true all the same. Nothing can change this reality of our lives, and that's a fact.