Mom says that I have a very loud purr motor.
I replied, “My purr motor is very special because it goes up to eleven. See, most cats have purr motors that go up to ten, but mine goes up to eleven.”
Mom asked me, “Does that mean it’s louder? Is it any louder?”
“Well,” I replied, “it’s one louder. It’s not ten.”
“See, most cats would be purring at ten. You’re on ten, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you’re on ten, purring on someone’s lap, and where can you go from there? Where?”
“I dunno.” Mom said.
“Nowhere! Exactly! See, if I need to get my purr motor to make that extra push over the cliff, I can put my purr motor up to eleven.”
Mom asked me, “Why don’t you just make ten on your purr motor louder, and make ten be the top number on the purr motor, and make that a little louder?”
She clearly doesn’t get it.
“My purr motor goes to eleven.”
(with apologies to Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Rob Reiner, and Harry Shearer)