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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:#636
Fun:*** (2.46)
Difficulty:*** (2.46)
Submitted By:Spencer***
Corrected By:Mogmatt16




A woman was at an expensive and prestigious dinner. The first course was soup. Halfway through the course, she called over a waiter and whispered in his ear. He brought a drinking straw, which the woman used to finish the remains of the soup. Why did she do this?

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Dec 03, 2001

how are we supposed to get that one? I say the bowl was too shallow for the spoon so she needed a straw to finish it off, that is a better answer.
Dec 09, 2001

yah! there could be tons of made up answers there

Dec 09, 2001

may be the person she was with dared her to finish her soup with a straw
Dec 06, 2002

there could have been a million answers to that! i thought it was the bowl was too shallow for the spoon too!
Jul 29, 2004

There could be a lot more answers to this. Maybe you could've stated the person was near-sighted or something. But if my contact lenses fell into my soup, I wouldn't have drank the same soup again.
Oct 02, 2004

I am guessing that thos ewho have posted negative comments have not read the statement about what a 'situation Puzzle' is: "Situation Puzzles are not designed to be answered by themselves. The idea is for one person to know the answer and other people in a group to try and guess it using yes or no questions. The first person to get the answer is the winner."
Jul 21, 2005

and she kept eating it?
Mar 23, 2006

Ew is what I said....

I thought it was Gaspacho (spelling?)....a latino dish, a cold soup....
Mar 25, 2006

i thought she wanted to finish the soup without eating the vegetables or whatever so she drank the last.
Jul 30, 2006

Hopefully she wasn't going to try to clean that off and wear it again. Talk about gross.
Nov 01, 2008

why would it suddenly fall?
Nov 12, 2008

I thought the soup was too oily, so she'd suck the soup from the bottom so the oil would stay at the top.
Feb 26, 2009

I thought that she had severe arthritis, and the spoon was difficult to hold.
Mar 04, 2011

Soup should never be eaten with a straw. Yikes! I find the riddle innapropriate in regards to etiquette.
May 28, 2012

What did she say to the waiter? "Can I have a straw so I can suck my contact lens out of my soup?" She should just pour it over a cloth. Then again should she really wear soupy contact lenses? She is gross all around.

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