When Pete was 16, his mother bought him a new Ford. While we were driving about in his new car, he propounded an outrageous story about the oil companies being in cahoots with Ford to sell their products. He said cars don't really need oil changes. All one had to do is change oil filters.
Every few thousand miles he would say, "engine sounds pretty good, doesn't it?" The last time he said that to me, the car had 28000 miles on it. Pete loved making you wonder whether he was serious.I don't know if he read books, but if he did, "Waiting for Godot" would have cracked him up.