George enjoyed standing outside of his new house. Lots of people wanted to take his photograph, and he liked that. He wondered whether they all thought that he was handsome.
He was pleased that he lived at No 11, and his friend Dave had to settle for 10. That means that George had one more than Dave. He wasn’t sure one what, but his new friend Vince would probably know.
Vince knew a lot of things, and always had the information to hand. George never bothered to know things, he felt fine unencumbered by data and facts, and found the world a simpler place that way.
While he was posing outside his new home, several people commented along the lines of “Look, George, it goes all the way up to 11!” George did not understand this, neither did he understand why they all felt it to be a funny thing to say.
This would be another thing he would ask his new friend Vince, although he did not expect Vince to be able to tell him why it was funny.
Vince did not seem to find many things funny; usually, when George asked Vince a question, Vince would moan out load before answering. George thought that Vince was sad, but could not understand why, but understood enough to know not to ask him.