On the phone as I am walking home from the bus stop.
Primo: There's a surprise for you at home!
I'm thinking flowers, kitty litter changed without my involvement, appointment made for furnace repair, takeout goodies sitting in the microwave - never on the counter because the cats are excellent hunters of kitchen food. I'm thinking something that benefits me.
Primo: I got my signs!
I'm still thinking surprise = something I will care about.
Primo: So I put one up in our yard!
Me: Is that the surprise?
Me: Oh. So it's not a surprise that's good for me at all.
Primo: Well, I suppose not.