# Working with Wrapped Objects¶

phpspec wraps some of the objects used in specs. For example $this is the object you are describing wrapped in a phpspec object. This is how you can call methods on $this and then call matchers on the returned values.

Most of the time this is not something you need to worry about but sometimes it can be an issue.

If you ever need to get the actual object then you can by calling $this->getWrappedObject(). If you try to specify a method on your object that starts with “should”, for example: function it_should_handle_something($somethingToHandle)
{
$this->shouldHandle($somethingToHandle);
}


Then this will not work as expected because phpspec will intercept the call thinking it is a matcher. You can avoid this by using callOnWrappedObject:

function it_should_handle_something($somethingToHandle) {$this->callOnWrappedObject('shouldHandle', array(\$somethingToHandle));
}