Atlas: Did you guys hear that Mom and Dad are thinking about buying a torture device for us?
Mozzie: They would never torture us.
Rico: Well, they did refuse to disable smoke detectors, and we know they beep sometimes, or worse, screech out “fire, fire, fire!”
Atlas: That’s not really torture.
Rico: Speak for yourself.
Mozzie: Are you talking about that Roomba/Shark Ion thing?
Atlas: WHAT?!? I hadn’t heard they were considering buying a shark. That’s even worse than torture.
Rico: It’s not that kind of shark.
Mozzie: No, Roombas and Shark Ions are self-propelled vacuums.
Atlas: So we aren’t getting a shark?
Mozzie: We might. But we might get a Roomba.
Rico: I have to agree with Atlas on this one. A vacuum cleaner that can run by itself would definitely be a torture device.
Atlas: See! I told you!
Mozzie: It would give them more time to pet you.
Atlas: How fast can it get here?