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Bug on the Plate

Mystery teasers are little stories where you need to figure out what happened based on the given clues.


Puzzle ID:#757
Fun:*** (2.27)
Difficulty:* (0.76)
Submitted By:beans***
Corrected By:luckythirteen




A man was eating at a restaurant. When his food came, his waitress told him that they had run out of their usual fancy dinner plates and had to serve him their only plain dish. The man did not object, but there was a bug on his food. His waitress took it away and said she would bring him a new plate with new food. When she came back the man knew she had only tossed off the bug. How?

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Feb 05, 2002

Since they had run out of all the fancy plates, then the plain on is the only on they could use. It could have been washed and given back to him with new food
Jun 05, 2002

she's right
Aug 02, 2002

I read this somewhere else but it had a different answer, but I won't say it in case it is somewhere else on the site.
Oct 20, 2004

After this plate got used, what did everyone else get served on?
Jan 04, 2005

not really requiring much thought...why would they only have _one_ plain dish???
Mar 13, 2005

That was one of the most unlikely teasers I've ever read...O_o
May 05, 2005

That's all I can share @ this time.
Jun 25, 2005

They had more than one plain plate, and she put the new food on another plain plate. So what's the real solution?
Jul 21, 2005

i thought it was a good brain teaser once i did what the hint said i got it!!
Jul 29, 2005

Sep 11, 2005

I like it!
Dec 10, 2005

Dec 21, 2005

Ya, u know what, i read something like that in an english book in first grade.
Dec 29, 2005

if ALL the fancy dishes were being used already then the waitress had no choice but to use the plain dishes, therefore it being the reason why the the person realized that the fly was just thrown out is insubstantial.
Feb 08, 2006

Got to really read the the teasers to get the answer right, afterall they are here to tease and confuse us, I read and reread and was able to get the answer correct. Good teaser! I liked it , thanks
Apr 10, 2006

I thought he had already buttered his bread or something.
Jun 01, 2006

At first i thougt that, but then i fugured they had more plain plates than their fancy ones
Jul 14, 2006

There is another one only it is a bug in coffee.?
Too easy
Sep 27, 2006

One just has to pay attention to the detail of the story. I had also read something similar to this one, at an earlier date. But, it is a great teaser.
Nov 19, 2006

I've read it before.
Apr 21, 2007

ez ez EZZZZZZZZZ and i mean SO easy
Jun 01, 2007

maybe she washed the plate really fast? and they cooked the same food really fast....its possible...sort of

Mar 19, 2008

Got it with the hint. But dish can also mean a meal, not just a plate or bowl or whatever.
Apr 14, 2008

Beelzebub is right, if they ran out of plates then the chances are the plain one would have been washed before another diner was done with his fancy plate. Sorry
Jan 04, 2010

Beans what are you... a 1st grader?
Mar 16, 2010

they could have taken the of and given him the plate back.
Feb 27, 2011

I got it !
Jan 22, 2015

But what other plate could she have possibly used? All the fancy ones were in use, and that was the only plain one. And she could have washed it. This riddle is fundamentally flawed.

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