Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Mystery #2

A man lives on the twelfth floor of an apartment building. Every morning he wakes up, gets dressed, eats, goes to the elevator, takes it down to the lobby, and leaves the building for work. In the evening, he goes through the lobby to the elevator, and, if there is someone else in the elevator (or if it was raining that day) he goes back to his floor directly. However, if there is nobody else in the elevator and it hasn't rained, he goes to the 10th floor and walks up two flights of stairs to his room.

16 comments:

madcapmum said...

He's got a secret mistress on the 10th floor! She's got hydrophobia!

Leslee said...

That's funny, but no.

Mike Kear said...

Being the genius that I am (I am so very humble), I know the answer to this riddle (I think). Let's see who the other geniuses are who frequent Fresh-Cut Flowers, though.

Leslee said...

Mike, email me and I'll let you know if you're right or not. You can get the address from my profile page if you don't already have it.

the sojourning pilgrim said...

I'll play along . . . I think that the man is something of a health nut, and likes to take the stairs "on the outside of the building" when it doesn't rain in order to get a little exercise. But at the same time, he doesn't want others to think that he's getting off on the 10th floor, because that's where the psyciatrist's office is.

Leslee said...

Sorry Doc, no he's not a health nut nor is he getting off to see his psyciatrist

Cindy said...

This one's asking me to think too hard and there's no time for that. ;0P

Leslee said...

chicken

~lisa~ said...

my guess would be he cant reach the buttons... but i dont knw what that has to do with rain...

Leslee said...

yes, he can't reach the buttons

Leslee said...

Ok Mike, it looks like they might need your help.

Mike Kear said...

Lisa, you are very, very close. Now ask yourself: Why can't he reach the buttons? Or why can he reach the buttons when it rains?

Jackie said...

when it rains, he can use his umbrella to hit the button on the 12th floor

~lisa~ said...

Oh... His umbrella... Yeah i dont think i would have though of that...

Leslee said...

That's it! Way to go!!!

Aunt Jo said...

ouch my thinker hurts!