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Clever Jenny XV

Situation puzzles (sometimes called lateral thinking puzzles) are ones where you need to ask lots of yes or no questions to figure out what happened in the situation. These are good puzzles for groups where one person knows the puzzle and answers the questions.

 

Puzzle ID:#44517
Fun:*** (2.71)
Difficulty:*** (2.31)
Category:Situation
Submitted By:mosca*us*****

 

 

 



One Sunday afternoon, Tom, Dana, and Jenny were in Tom's car, driving to the next town to visit Dana's mother for her birthday. Tom was sporting a suit; Jenny and Dana were all dressed up in their Sunday best, with high heels and hose; and all of them were in a festive mood, laughing and chattering. They had packed a big picnic lunch, a cake, flowers, and gifts for the dear lady.
Jenny leaned over to talk to Tom, "Say, your Chevvy is still running pretty nicely! What year is it?"

Tom hemmed and hawed, then replied, "I'm not really sure. My Dad gave it to us when we got married. I have to work on it sometimes and change the oil when it..."

All of a sudden, they heard a wap-wap-wap! There were some ominous rustling and flapping noises coming from the front end of the car. Tom, muttering under his breath, pulled the aging vehicle off onto the shoulder and stopped. Lifting the hood, Tom found the fan belt in shreds.

"Of all the....!" He grumbled. "We can't go on without the fan belt!"

Dana offered, "Isn't there a service station a couple miles down this road? Maybe they can fix it."

Tom replied, "We could go a few miles before the engine starts heating up too much. Let's go!"

At the service station, the mechanic told them, "Yeah, I could fix that there, but I ain't got the right belt for yer car. Them parts stores ain't open till tomorra!"

As Tom groaned and Dana got out her cell phone to call her mother, Jenny slipped into the restroom. In a few minutes, she emerged and went to speak to the mechanic. After a minute or two, his eyes lit up, and he said, "Yup, this oughter fill the bill fer a little while, prolly till you-uns git home!"

In a few minutes, the three of them were happily on their way, while the mechanic grinned as he counted his tip.

Dana laughed, "Jenny, what on earth did you tell that guy?"

What had Jenny said to the mechanic?





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