"Dear Zorak, my husband is a traveling salesman. He usually brings me a lovely gift when he comes in off the road. This last time he gave me a bottle of maple syrup. What does this mean?"
Well, he obviously wants you to make him some pancakes.
"Dear Zorak, I can bring home the bacon and fry it up in a pan and never, never, never let you forget you're a mantis. Signed, Honeybug."