Mum: I've laid out some kitchen stuff, just take anything you think you might want.
Me: Okay, great, thanks.
Mum: You haven't taken the corn skewers!
Me: Um, not sure I'll need them where I'm going?
Mum: But you might have corn on the cob!
Me: Yes, but I can just use my hands, like I do normally.
Mum: How about this?
[holds up unidentifiable utensil, a wooden handle with a wire loop on the end]
Me: What is it?
Mum: I'm not sure. Possibly for cutting the tops off eggs....or, yes, this is it, it's for lifting boiled eggs out of the pan. Might be useful.
Me: What's wrong with a spoon!?