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One Day Shopping...

Trick brain teasers appear difficult at first, but they have a trick that makes them really easy.

 

Puzzle ID:#25493
Fun:** (1.73)
Difficulty:*** (2.14)
Category:Trick
Submitted By:smarty_blondy*ro****

 

 

 



Sunday afternoon, Lara had some free time and some money and decided she wanted to go shopping. After about an hour, she called her mother.

"Mom, it's getting dark and I have no more money. Please come and pick me up!"

But Lara didn't buy anything. Why did she say she had no more money?





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Comments

froggyggAus*
Aug 22, 2005

It may have been a bit easy, but I still enjoyed it. Sounds just like a teenager! Money and time to spend it! Good job smarty!
smarty_blondy*ro*
Aug 22, 2005

Thank you but apparently no one likes my teaser, they all vote "no fun" on it
TsunamiSurfer**
Aug 22, 2005

Hello:
This is the first time I voted boring, Maybe I did not get the teaser as I should.
Question_MarkAsx*
Aug 22, 2005

This was different. I liked it.
smarty_blondy*ro*
Aug 22, 2005

kodhrawara*zw*
Aug 22, 2005

I seriously thought all the money was spent in parking
smarty_blondy*ro*
Aug 22, 2005

lol
turtlesrock44*
Aug 22, 2005

that was tricky i had to read it triple to figure it out
TherulerofthemAca*
Aug 22, 2005

smarty_blondy*ro*
Aug 22, 2005

thank you trot wow, finaly a smile around here
hit_the_sand
Aug 22, 2005

Huhh? I don't get it... Who goes shopping for only one hour?
smarty_blondy*ro*
Aug 22, 2005

aparently Lara does
MonkeyJoeAus*
Aug 22, 2005

i thuoght she got mugged i didnt get it
sudokulvr
Aug 22, 2005

i dont really get it, i liked you other teasers better blondie.
smarty_blondy*ro*
Aug 23, 2005

Hmmm... much honesty around here... well, i'm glad you speack your mind instead of going "oh super-duper teaser" and vote "boring" on it. I like this teaser, but I admit i have better ones indeed
kayl_bayl**
Aug 23, 2005

ok...
yourmom0101*
Aug 23, 2005

Just one question- Why?- Why would anyone say that.
swithieAgb*
Aug 23, 2005

Sorry but, I've read it a few times but still don't get it. Can someone please explain?
smarty_blondy*ro*
Aug 24, 2005

I'm happy to explain Time=money, like in the proverb, just like 2=2 let's say. So you "can" replace the words "time" and "money" in a sentence, without changing it's meaning (metaphoricaly speaking)
Pelikan*fi*
Aug 24, 2005

i didnt get it...it was still quite good tho! made me smile...!
smarty_blondy*ro*
Aug 24, 2005

I'm glad i managed to bring a smile on your face, and i'm very glad you liked it
soccercow10Aus*
Aug 28, 2005

very sweet!! .........
btw can sum 1 tell me how to get the gender sign thing?
Iamthedude54321*us
Aug 28, 2005

At first I thought someone stole her money, but then I read again and realized what really happened. Good teaser.
Celanba*
Sep 03, 2005

It makes sense, but I didn't really like it.
smarty_blondy*ro*
Sep 04, 2005

Thank you everyone, and um... is it really so hard? what didn't you understand?
zigthepigAen*
Sep 04, 2005

wow it got me. i voted in the middle for both of them.
smarty_blondy*ro*
Sep 08, 2005

I am sorry you didn't like it, but thank you for likeing my others.
bagogirlAus*
Sep 16, 2005

that was kinda dumb
bagogirlAus*
Sep 16, 2005

that was kinda dumb
smarty_blondy*ro*
Sep 16, 2005

I'm am really sorry you didn't like it. I'll try to provide better ones in the future.
amelia639*
Sep 16, 2005

i liked it and i actually got it right! the hint helped.
smarty_blondy*ro*
Sep 17, 2005

Thank you, i'm happy you like it.
oceanmist22626*
Sep 20, 2005

i dont reall yget y ud switch them...it confuses me but its good!
smarty_blondy*ro*
Sep 21, 2005

Thank you for your comment and for checking out my teaser.
flygirl4ever*
Sep 25, 2005

I thought she forgot her money at home.
smarty_blondy*ro*
Sep 25, 2005

As a teenager, that would be a very low posibility. Thank's for checking out my teaser!
Swordoffury1392*us*
Sep 30, 2005

I like mostly all of your other teasers. This one could definately be considered a "blue period" teaser. Anyway, keep the teasers coming and try a little better next time.

FYI: I think the reason most people have voted low for this teaser is that it is very unlikely that someone would say something like that.
smarty_blondy*ro*
Oct 01, 2005

Thank you for your comment and for the time you put in reading my other teasers as well. Thank you for your opinion as well, i apreciate it.
jannie_delta*wa*
Oct 16, 2005

I think maybe this would do better as a language teaser... because although I get it, I don't see where the trick is. *shrugs*
I like it.
smarty_blondy*ro*
Oct 16, 2005

Hmm... i'm not really sure about language, but i'm glad you like it.
ElectricYou
Oct 24, 2005

I was thinking taxi
xmadnetx*br*
Oct 25, 2005

bookworm91**
Nov 10, 2005

i thought she spent all her money ona taxi. then she had to call her mom to pick her up because she couldnt get a taxi.... o well since when have i had a brain for teasers??? good one.
smarty_blondy*ro*
Nov 11, 2005

Don't worry, it happened to me cmany times, too. Glad you like it.
scm14Aus*
Nov 19, 2005

I was thinking that she spent all her money at the arcade!!! Not one of your best, smarty! I love your other ones, though!
smarty_blondy*ro*
Nov 19, 2005

Thank you, i'm glad you like my others. Well, not one of my best indeed.
rkaalandAus*
Dec 01, 2005

Went with the Taxi
smarty_blondy*ro*
Dec 02, 2005

Don't worry, many did. Thanks for the comment!
Mogmatt16Ava*
Jan 07, 2006

That was so lame, I can't even bring myself to vote on it's difficulty.
smarty_blondy*ro*
Jan 08, 2006

Thank you for your comment -- maybe I can interest you in some of my other teasers?
Vigo95Aus*
Mar 27, 2006

i thought the answer was that she hadn't made any money while she was out therefore she had no MORE money ... than she did to begin with
smarty_blondy*ro*
Apr 09, 2006

Although it states Lara had "some free time and some money", that's an interesting solution. Thanks for the comment!
Smart_AlexAph*
Apr 25, 2006

I thought she used all her money to ride the bus there, but had no more left to ride home.
akl21Aus*
Jul 12, 2006

I thought she got mugged by some gang.
akl21Aus*
Jul 12, 2006

But overall, it wasn't too bad.

Hrsemn4Aus*
Jun 11, 2007

Oh I get it, you forgot to mention that Lara was a flippin' idiot... Lame teaser, walk away...
scallioAus*
Sep 11, 2007

Other possible answers:

-She donated the money to the Salvation Army bell ringer bucket

-She gave it to her friend to spend

-She put it in a birthday card and mailed it to her niece

How could anyone come to the conclusion listed as the correct answer? Sorry, not trying to be negative... just wasn't possible to answer. You might ask a friend or family member to proof read before submitting. Then you could keep your rating higher! I appreciate the effort though.
scallioAus*
Sep 11, 2007

By the way... love most of your teasers. I remember you had a couple great logic-grid teasers (my favorities!).
lmurray*cn*
Sep 16, 2007

SHE WENT SHOPPING WITH VERY LITTLE MONEY JUST ENOUGH TO PAY FOR THE TELEPHONE CALL, SO SHE DIDN'T HAVE ANY MORE MONEY.
drickandersonAus*
Sep 22, 2007

I thought her 'some money' was a quarter, and she used it to call her mom.
1smart_okieAus*
Nov 04, 2007

I thought she went in with no money!
snappytom*au*
Dec 25, 2007

Go smarty blonde!!!!
luckylefty*is*
Mar 23, 2008

Or she could've gotten robbed or she lost it or she lent it to friend or.......
annvie9*us*
Mar 31, 2008

I thought that she spent money on the phone booth, until I saw the hint.
braingle100tus*
Apr 30, 2009

sorry, I didn't liike it.
Quickq*en*
May 10, 2009

Okay. this teaser wasn't too bad, but it had 2 flaws:

1.Too many possible answers

2.Too obscure

The teaser should have been rephrased and put as something like 'She entered with £100 pounds and still had £100'.

Overall:5/10. Not too good, but not too bad either.
sashomarinetus*
Jun 04, 2010

Agree's with ^^^
gooberbaby1*us*
Dec 12, 2010

I didn't get it.
wolvesstar97tca*
Oct 17, 2011

NICE! I thought the awnser was that she got robbed! I dodn't use the hint though.
sashomarinetus*
Mar 23, 2013

Clever



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