Before I tell you about this job I'm offering, we need to agree to the terms.
No can do, general. We agree to terms only after we know what the job is.
Pardon me, Captain. I think what he means is that he wants to take a moment to overstate the strength of his bargaining position by re-hashing the treason charges, the conscription, and all that.
Oh, that's fine. Proceed, General.
You're on my list, little one.