a higher quality of nothing, striving toward something

scott

Me: Please take all the pliers from the junk drawer and put them in the toolbox.

Him: Okay. Where are they?

M: …please take all the pliers from the junk drawer and put them in the toolbox.

H: I heard you. Where are they.

M: …

H: …

M: What did I just say to you?

H: Take all the pliers and put them in the toolbox.

M: …