The number of time someone has said to me something along the lines of "Peff, would you like to pass me that pile of newspapers...?"
and I will say "...No" because I don't want to do it.
And they look at me and think I'm trying to be funny.
If I'm quick enough I will say "Oh you mean 'Peff, please pass me that pile of newspapers'" and if I'm unlucky the NT will be annoyed with what they see as me being cheeky... If I'm lucky they will be "patient" with me...