I had them both on their feet with the desperate suggestion that they help me make tea in the kitchen when the demoniac Finn brought it in on a tray.

from F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby (Chapter V) on Rap Genius

Meaning

This meeting is awkward. So, so awkward.

Although this phrasing is comical, it does continue Nick’s demeaning attitude towards his house-keeper. He doesn’t even know her name.

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