In Ocean's Eleven, Saul (portraying Lyman Zerga) is going into the casino with Benedict and the twins (as Zerga's bodyguards) when some random guy recognizes him. Zerga tells his bodyguards to take him away and turns to Benedict:
Mr. Benedict, please, I have never enjoyed the touch of steel to my skin.
Benedict refuses him, and they proceed.
Why did Zerga do this? What is the significance and point of this?
My interpretation is that Zerga is trying to make Benedict forget what just happened with some random request. Benedict falls for it, refuses the request (so as to assert who is in charge in their relationship), and they move on. Any thoughts?