Benjamin started bringing the fireplace tools across the room to me. I was trying to be enthusiastic about the offerings, sayings things like, "Thanks, this is nice."
He was asking, "Why?"
I said, "Well, these are very useful tools."
He went to get another, mumbling something about the "wood grabbers." On his way back to me with the fireplace tongs, he very excitedly informed me, "Now you're in for a real treat."