“They did not desire to speak with these things; but they wished them to hear and obey what was said to them. The Entwives ordered them to grow according to their wishes, and bear leaf and fruit to their liking; for the Entwives desired order, and plenty, and peace (by which they meant that things should remain where they had set them).”
-J.R.R. Tolkein, The Two Towers
Suffice to say, I relate; but things don’t often remain where one sets them.