Lateral Thinking 2Situation 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.
A young woman in a restaurant was approached by a tearful old lady who said, "You look so like my own daughter who passed away last year. Could you do me a favor and say 'Good-bye, Mother' when I leave?"
The young woman happily agreed and said, "Good-bye, Mother" when the old lady left. Later she got a shock. What was it?
AnswerThe young woman was presented with the bill for the old lady's meal. The lady had assured the waiter, "My daughter will pay."
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