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A Father's Nightmare

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:#17408
Fun:*** (2.89)
Difficulty:** (1.3)
Category:Situation
Submitted By:Rowsdower****

 

 

 



A young woman tells her parents that she is engaged to a nice man whom she just met, and upon getting to know him the parents learn that he spent 6 months in a juvenile detention facility, 2 years in prison and 2 years in a mental facility for the criminally insane. Upon learning what the man did to get into each of these facilities, they gave their daughter their blessing to marry him. Why?





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Comments

(user deleted)
Apr 17, 2004

omg how easy was that? lol
(user deleted)
Apr 18, 2004

You're scraping bottom when you do an autobiographical teaser, Rows. But it was alright.
(user deleted)
Apr 18, 2004

Way too easy, Rows. I gave you a 'hard' vote out of pity. Some of your other teasers are much better than this. Oh, wait. I don't have any teasers of my own yet. I'll shut up.
Mamamunchies
Apr 18, 2004

Hmmm....That woman seems familiar.
shanny09
Apr 18, 2004

I thought that was good. Wait a tick, it looks like i'm the only one who truly found it hard....but it was. Nice one!
jacintan*
Apr 18, 2004

Easy, but fun. Yet i've read so many of these that they are getting sort of boring. All the same, it was really good.
NewfAca*
Apr 19, 2004

I thought it was good. Easy but good.
7catac7Aus*
Apr 24, 2004

lol, i thought the answer was that the parents were idiots and didnt care who she married
Palsha**
Apr 24, 2004

good good good!
unklemykeAus*
May 03, 2004

(Yaawnnn) Obvious. Boooorrringgg! Next?
(user deleted)
May 04, 2004

Yeah, unklemyke, YOUR teasers are way better. Oh, wait! You don't have any teasers yet. Shut your pie hole, mook.
joanie**
May 24, 2004

Pitiful
witness**
Jun 07, 2004

I don't think anyone was wondering about the time he actually worked there.
aPlatinum**
Aug 23, 2004

duh
ace_of_spades*us*
Oct 03, 2004

Easy
I_am_the_Omega**
Nov 06, 2004

Wasn't hard, but I liked it– until the very end of the explanation. This bothered me immensely.

Based upon a 40 hour work week, and 168 hours a week, we can conlude that, for every year of work hours, he spent 4.2 years of his life. 4.2, multiplied by 4.5 (2+2+0.5 years total) yields 18.9, which we can round to 19 years. Now, considering that, to work at these facilities, he would *likely* have to be at least 18, which we'll assume he was, we will add 18 to 19. We get 37. Now, my definition of a "young woman," is around the age of 25.

Now, her parents might have approved of her marrying a man 12 years her senior.. but I don't!
Rowsdower*
Nov 18, 2004

Young is relative, I guess. The people I based this on were 29 and 27, and the numbers crunch weird because he was a summer grounds keeper at the youth facility when he was 16.
Ironically, I only included that little explanation in an attempt to avoid being nit picked over the time spent in each facility...
babygirl35*
Dec 02, 2004

no ofense but it was to easy
triskit*us*
Jun 17, 2005

no offence but that was eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
metallicman*us*
Nov 14, 2005

it was easy, but still a classic situation. Nice and easy to end the day with. Obviously I know your capable of more, I've read your other ones. Good job over all on all your teasers, keep up the good work.
natureluverca*
Nov 27, 2006

Am I the only one who thought it was hard?????
KeikoAus
Sep 19, 2008

Cool!!!
xdbtcpAus*
Dec 16, 2009

I still don't think I'd let my daughter get engaged to a guy she just met...
yokouhoho
Apr 24, 2011

I got this one right away!



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