Her Subject could never be sure if Athena enjoyed any of the activities or just indulging him. And it could change from day to day. It was like if one had chicken for dinner one day and might want beef the next day. An activity could be a crave one day and a bother next. Some days Athena got annoyed when Her Subject asked to kiss her feet, and some days she got annoyed that Her Subject didn’t.
Her Subject gave up on guessing what would please Athena. Instead, he would propose activities that he himself would enjoy.